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Nassir Little Talks Returning from Orbital Fracture/Concussion, Wearing Mask before Suns Play Knicks

Phoenix Suns’ guard/forward Nassir Little post-shootaround press conference 12/15/23 as the Phoenix Suns (13-11) are set to play the New York Knicks (13-11) tonight at Footprint Center

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Little took a nasty fall last Friday vs. the Kings after getting tangled up with JaVale McGee and suffered an orbital fracture and concussion from it.

Little reflected on the incident, calling it a “dirty play,” and even said he could have broke his arm from it watching it back. He missed Tuesday’s game vs. the Warriors, as he was still in concussion protocol, but returned Wednesday vs. the Nets, wearing a mask.

The orbital fracture could have been much worse and required surgery, but Little said he lucked out of that. However, he will have to wear the mask for a few weeks.

“Just unfortunate, freak accident” Little said of the injury. “The doctors said they hadn’t really seen anything like that.”

The Suns play the Knicks at 8 p.m. MST. It will be the second game they the entire Big 3 healthy after the trio made their debut together Wednesday. The team will hold a postgame ceremony, as they induct Shawn Marion into the Ring of Honor.

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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