Suns’ Canaan suffers gruesome injury in fall

Canaan exits game with leg injury (0:57)

Isaiah Canaan lands awkwardly on his ankle and is carted off the court, leaving his teammates in disbelief. (0:57)

Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Canaan suffered a fractured left ankle after falling hard to the court in the first quarter of Wednesday night’s 102-88 win against the Dallas Mavericks.

Canaan went up for a layup in the closing seconds of the opening quarter and landed awkwardly on his left leg.

His foot was pointing in the wrong direction as he tumbled to the court. There were groans from the crowd and looks of shock from his Phoenix teammates as trainers rushed to him.

The backup point guard was taken off the court on a stretcher. The Suns updated his status soon after.

Canaan, in his fifth season, is averaging 8.9 points and 3.9 assists for the Suns.

He was signed by Phoenix on Dec. 13 after being waived by the Houston Rockets on Oct. 28.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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