According to this press release (brought to my attention by a Real GM Wiretap report), Eric Bledsoe “underwent surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee” in October, etc. etc. You can read the rest.
This seems to definitely indicate Bledsoe won’t be ready for basketball at the start of the regular season, and I’m going to go ahead and predict that he’ll be showing a little rust even after he returns.
I suppose we can expect some Randy Foye: Backup Point Guard action until Bledsoe is back to full health.