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Report: Kelly Oubre Jr. seeking second opinion after torn meniscus diagnosis

Kelly Oubre Jr. has been a key piece for the Suns on both sides of the ball this season, averaging 18.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
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Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. celebrates his three-point basket against the Houston Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX — Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. had an exam on his injured right knee and it showed he suffered a torn meniscus and now he's seeking a second opinion, according to a report Thursday by Yahoo!'s Chris Haynes. 

Oubre sat out Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers as he was put on the injury report for a right knee issue, but the team has not addressed the severity of the injury.

If it is in fact a torn meniscus, the extent of the tear will determine how much time Oubre will miss.

The Suns currently sit 4.5 games out of 8th in the Western Conference. 

He's been a key piece for the Suns on both sides of the ball this season, averaging 18.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, shooting 45% from the field.

The Suns signed Oubre to a 2-year contract extension last offseason.

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