The Suns lose reserve striker Dario Saric to an injury in the AFC Champions League

FILE – Dario Sarek #20 of the Phoenix Suns leaves the field during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Phoenix Suns Arena on July 6, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

The team said Wednesday that the depth of the Phoenix Suns frontcourt took a hit as reserve forward Dario Saric tore his right anterior cruciate ligament during the opening game of the NBA Finals and will be out indefinitely.

Croatian A big man suffered an injury In the first quarter of the opening game of the NBA Finals on Tuesday, which Phoenix VAZ 118-105 oin the visiting Milwaukee Bucks game to advance 1-0 in the Best of Seven tournament.

Saric, who had been the Suns’ first major player off the bench for most of the season, came off the game with a notable handicap after an embarrassing attempt to score inside Brock Lopez during the closing minutes of the first quarter.

He was soon disqualified for the rest of the match.

The 27-year-old Saric averaged 4.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 10.5 minutes per game during the 2021 post season.

The NBA Finals resume Thursday in Phoenix.

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