Suns' Isaiah Canaan suffers gruesome Gordon Hayward-like injury vs. Mavericks
With 2.9 seconds remaining in the quarter and the Suns leading 35-17, guard Isaiah Canaan landed awkwardly after jumping for a layup, and it was immediately clear that he had suffered a terrible injury to his left leg. Given the gruesome nature, we won’t show the video of the injury here, but it should be readily available with a quick Twitter search if you’re curious.
The Suns quickly diagnosed Canaan’s injury as a left ankle fracture. It was eerily NBA season, though and tibia fracture.on the opening night of the
Canaan was signed by the Suns in mid-December and is averaging 9.4 points and 4.2 assists mostly in a backup role with Phoenix. The 6-foot guard is in his fifth NBA season, and has averaged 8.9 points and 3.9 assists for his career with the Rockets, 76ers, Bulls and Suns.