Reports: Suns' Booker to have hand surgery Monday
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[September 10, 2018]
Phoenix Suns shooting guard
Devin Booker will have surgery on his right hand in what is expected
to be a minor procedure, according to multiple reports Sunday.
Booker, who turns 22 next month, will undergo surgery in Los Angeles
on Monday in hopes of alleviating discomfort caused by an injured
ligament in his hand, a source told ESPN.
The news was first reported by Phoenix radio station 98.7 FM
Arizona, which said the Suns' leading scorer last season will be
sidelined for at least four weeks and likely will miss the start of
training camp. However, ESPN reported that Booker's recovery
schedule will not be known until after the procedure.
Per the 98.7 FM Arizona report, the original injury occurred during
a practice on March 14 when Booker jammed his hand, a day before he
shot 3-for-18 in a loss to the Utah Jazz. For the remainder of the
season, Booker was forced to wear a splint before he eventually
missed the season's final 12 games.
Booker has averaged more than 22 points per game in each of the past
two seasons for Phoenix, who inked the former Kentucky star to a
five-year, $158 million maximum extension this summer. He produced a
career-best 24.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game in
his third NBA season in 2017-18.
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) shoots during the three point
contest at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY
The Suns drafted him with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2015 NBA
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