Friday, 16 November, 2018

Phoenix Suns' guard Devin Booker likely out until training camp

Report: Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker to undergo hand surgery, out indefinitely Report: Suns' Booker to undergo hand surgery
Chelsea Rogers | 11 September, 2018, 07:42

Phoenix Suns' star Devin Booker will reportedly undergo surgery on an injured ligament in his hand today, according to a report by Arizona Sports 98.7's John Gambadoro on Sunday.

This morning, it was reported that Booker would miss at least four weeks, effectively keeping him off the court for the entirely of the Suns training camp.

The Suns open training camp on September 25 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

In his third season in the NBA, Booker averaged career-highs across the board with 24.9 points, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds per night, although he missed a career-high 28 games due to injury. The Suns went 3-7 in a three week stretch without Booker in December of a year ago while going 2-10 the down the final stretch.

Packers receivers come up huge in comeback win over Bears
Rodgers was injured when Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris seemed to fall on his left knee after a second-quarter sack. That comeback was highlighted by a 75-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb that put the Packers up for good.

Booker initially jammed his hand during a March practice last season. It is hard to replace his production in the lineup.

After a busy summer that included drafting DeAndre Ayton with the No. 1 overall pick, inking Devin Booker to a five-year max extension, signing Trevor Ariza in free agency and trading for Ryan Anderson, there was plenty of optimism for the Phoenix Suns heading into this season.

Phoenix opens the regular season October 17 against the Mavericks. The former Kentucky star produced a career-best 24.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game in his third National Basketball Association season in 2017-18.

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