The Phoenix Suns confirmed media reports late Tuesday night, announcing that second-year forward T.J. Warren is set to undergo season-ending foot surgery, .
OFFICIAL: T.J. Warren has sustained a fracture of the right foot and will undergo surgery. He will miss the remainder of the season.
— #WeArePHX (@Suns) February 3, 2016
Keeping faith in God and letting him guide me along the way
— TJ Warren (@TonyWarrenJr) February 3, 2016
Warren, 22, had been playing through a mid-foot fracture which resulted in a right ankle sprain.
Per the AZ Republic:
Warren was bothered by right ankle pain during Wednesday’s loss at Cleveland but an X-ray with the Knicks staff in New York was negative so he played, having a 12-point first half but a hobbled second half. He sat out Sunday’s loss at Dallas and then had a CT scan that showed a mid-foot fracture that was causing the right ankle pain.
Warren will undergo surgery and miss the season’s final 33 games. […] Warren, the Suns’ 2014 first-round pick, has increased his production and playing time in his second season, averaging 11.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 22.8 minutes per game. He was shooting 50.1 percent from the field and made a huge 3-point shooting improvement to be at 40.0 percent. He has been the Suns’ leading scorer despite coming off the bench for 43 of his 47 appearances.
The Suns are down to one small forward, starter P.J. Tucker. They can use Mirza Teletovic, Sonny Weems and Devin Booker at the spot. The Suns also have an open roster spot after Cory Jefferson’s 10-day contract expired last weekend. The Suns’ 14-man roster has four players out injured, including the team’s top three scorers.