Fans in Phoenix can breath a sigh of relief.
Their pride and joy, 21-year-old shooting guard Devin Booker will only miss a few weeks and does not have any damage to the strained abductor injury that he suffered late in the 4th quarter of the Suns 126-113 loss in Toronto on Tuesday night.
Here is an update from the Suns on Twitter:
BOOKER INJURY UPDATE: Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker sustained a left adductor strain in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s game at Toronto. Following further evaluation and an MRI, his expected recovery time is approximately two to three weeks. pic.twitter.com/NSKLIOssoi
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) December 6, 2017
This is great news for a Suns team that is pretty bad without Booker, like real bad. The Suns have almost no depth at the shooting guard position with Brandon Knight out for the season as well and will either need to resort to Troy Daniels starting at the two-guard (most likely) or starting a minuscule back court of Tyler Ulis and Mike James.
Booker’s recovery from the injury will be interesting as these sort of injuries seem to linger for a while, so we will see if he returns in the initial time frame given by the Suns.
One positive for the Suns, this will help their tank job over the next few weeks as it is hard to imagine them winning many games without Booker.