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Suns F Grayson Allen avoids injury scare, sprained ankle vs. Timberwolves

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Phoenix Suns forward Grayson Allen left Game 1 of the first-round playoff matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves and rolled his ankle instead of injuring it.

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According to The Athletic writer Doug Haller on X (formerly Twitter), Suns head coach Frank Vogel stated Allen’s status after the game.

“Suns coach Frank Vogel says Grayson Allen has an ankle sprain,” Haller said. “X-rays negative.”

Posted on X as well, FanNation Suns publisher Donnie Druin had the clip in which Allen was driving at Timberwolves forward/center Karl-Anthony Towns toward the paint, tried to step back and tweaked his ankle.

In pain, Allen grabbed his ankle, left the game and did not return. Playing 25 minutes prior to his exit, the Florida native had four points, five assists and two rebounds in the Suns’ 120-95 loss to Minnesota. At the time of reporting, there was no clear timetable of how long he could be out for or if he’d play in the next game.

With no other information on Allen’s ankle, Vogel may resort to selecting Royce O’Neale as a replacement going forward. O’Neale scored 14 points in 26 minutes in the defeat.

As for the rest of the Suns, Kevin Durant led the team with 31 points while Devin Booker added 18 and Bradley Beal had 15. Anthony Edwards notched 33 and Towns grabbed 19 for the Timberwolves.

Phoenix and Minnesota are back in action on Tuesday for Game 2 at 4:30 p.m. PT inside Target Center.

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Reporter Alec Cipollini covers Phoenix Sports News for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on his X account, @AlecCipollini

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