In a marquee competition against the league-leading Warriors on November 30, the Suns were hit behind in the second half and All-Star Devin Booker had to leave the game due to injury.
The 6-foot-5 guard was coming off three straight 30-point games and would have been a major factor in the team’s showdown with Golden State.
When will Booker return? This is all we know about his injury.
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What is Devin Booker’s injury?
Midway through the second quarter, Booker withdrew from the game after he appeared to have hurt himself. The Suns later provided an update on his status from a left hamstring injury.
Injury update: Devin Booker (left hamstring) not returning
– Phoenix Suns (@Suns) December 1, 2023
Outside of halftime, Booker came back on the bench to support his team and help them tie the franchise record of 17 straight wins.
After the game, Suns head coach Monty Williams shared that he had no update on Booker’s injury and would know more the next day.
How long is Devin Booker out?
Booker was expected to “miss a few games.”
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the injury was considered minor, but the Suns planned to “err on the side of caution.”
As I just reported on NBA Today with the host @malika_andrews: Suns star Devin Booker is expected to miss a few games with his left hamstring injury, according to sources. He is considered minor, and the Suns plan to err on the side of caution with a long way to go for a team with title hopes.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 1, 2023
On December 19, Athletic’s Shams Charania broke the news that Booker would be returning for the team’s game against the Hornets.
After missing seven straight games with a hamstring injury, Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker will return at home tonight against Charlotte, according to sources. @Athletic @Stadium.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 19, 2023
The Suns went 5-2 in the seven games Booker missed.
Suns Upcoming Calendar
|Sunday December 19||against Charlotte||8:00 pm|
|Tuesday December 21||in the lakers||10:00 pm||TNT|
|Thursday, Dec. 23||against Oklahoma City||21:00|
|Saturday, dec. 25||against Golden State||5:00 pm||ABC|
|Monday December 27||against Memphis||21:00|
|Wednesday December 29||against Oklahoma City||21:00|
|Friday, dec. 31||in Boston||13:00|