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Suns’ Bernard Thompson Played Final Weeks of Season With Two Stress Fractures in Leg

Associated Press

Doctors have discovered that Phoenix Suns’ Bernard Thompson played the last several weeks of the NBA season with two stress fractures in his left leg, a team spokesman said Wednesday.

Thompson was examined Tuesday by Dr. Paul Steinguard, the team physician, who termed X-rays of the leg “suspicious,” said Tom Ambrose, a spokesman for the Suns.

On Wednesday, Ambrose said, a bone scan confirmed that Thompson had suffered two stress fractures of his left tibia.

Thompson’s leg was placed in a cast and will be immobilized for six to eight weeks, Ambrose said.

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