Devin Booker To Undergo Hand Surgery, Out Indefinitely

7:59pm: Booker’s procedure will take place on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets and the team will have a better idea of the guard’s availability for the regular season then.

6:58pm: According to John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station, Suns guard Devin Booker will be out indefinitely as he undergoes surgery on his hand.

While no set timetable has been revealed, it’s likely that the 21-year-old misses the start of training camp.

For those keeping track at home, Booker initially injured the hand last March and it caused him to miss the final 12 games of the 2017/18 season. There’s no indication at this point as to why the guard elected to wait until September to make the decision to go under the knife.

Booker, the prolific combo guard charged with leading the franchise’s rebuild, will hit the sidelines just weeks after the club dealt Brandon Knight to the Rockets, creating a vacancy at point guard.

The Suns, who are said to be on the hunt for guards, will need to address the dearth of playmakers sooner than later if it looks like Booker’s injury could stretch into the regular season.

Booker inked a five-year contract extension this summer for an estimated $158MM.

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13 thoughts on “Devin Booker To Undergo Hand Surgery, Out Indefinitely

  1. x%sure

    He pulled an IT stunt. Couldn’t get it fixed in a timely manner.

    Suns need to worry less about being deferential to him and proceed to manage his issues if he can’t. They paid the max, they held up their end.

  2. Should have held off on the deal, even at the time locking him in for 5 at the max given his current output seemed like an unnecessary gamble. You can put the same the deal on the table a year from now and have the leverage match offers of less length, which may even be more appealing. And who knows you may even be able to score a lower rate, because oh idk, lets say he misses the season due to injury.

  3. Oh, but it doesn’t matter even if he misses all the season, this guy will be a superstar, his numbers for the 3 first seasons & up to age 21 are better than Kobe’s . Not saying he will be better than Kobe, but this guy is gonna be so good, & what they are gonna pay him is just about right, by any means he won’t be overpaid.

    • D$!LLKU$H-og

      Kobe did have Shaq in his prime dominating the offense in his first 2-3 seasons. Not to mention defense was much more physical then. And Booker has had a lot of scrubs playing with him so PHX is just like yeah man go handle it. The next few years will show us how he does with better talent. I do think the roof is the ceiling for him.

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