Credit: AFP – Scanpix
Credit AFP – Scanpix

Dario Saric suffered a torn ACL in the NBA Finals Game 1 against Milwaukee Bucks. After having successful surgery on August 4, Saric expects to be back on track in the 2021-22 NBA campaign, per

“It’s a situation I have to figure out,” he said. “It’s going to be my decision, personally. I would like to play, but the other part is when you have doctors, you have a medical staff who try to put a little brake on that.

Let’s see, that’ll be nine months, feel right. Three months to be ready for the next season, or is it worth going one more year again. That’s a bigger question than just what I want.”

The Croatian power forward made his first steps into the recovery process. He is being able to do casual things that most people take for granted.

“Getting in the car, starting to drive, too,” Saric told. “Feeling happy. Doing some things other than just laying on the couch.”

According to the Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones, Saric is sidelined indefinitely.

GM said that Saric is doing well right now, but all those things, until you actually get on the floor and start moving around, and you start playing, it’s just conjecture.

NBA playoffs start on April 16, 2022, with the finals beginning on June 2.

The 27-year-old averaged 8.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists over 50 regular-season games (four starts) last season.

In 13 playoff games off the bench, before the start of the NBA Finals, the 12th overall pick (2014) produced 4.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per contest.

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