In a marquee contest against the league-leading Warriors, the Suns were struck with a handicap in the second half with All-Star Devin Booker needing to leave the game due to an injury.
The 6-foot-5 shooting guard, recently named the league’s Western Conference Player of the Week, was coming off three straight 30-point games and would have been a huge factor in the team’s matchup with Golden State.
Here’s all we know about Booker’s injury.
What is Devin Booker’s injury?
Midway through the second quarter, Booker subbed out of the game after he seemed to have hurt himself. Later, the Suns provided an update on his status of a left hamstring injury.
Injury Update: Devin Booker (left hamstring) will not return
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) December 1, 2021
Out of halftime, Booker did return to the sidelines to support his team and help them win this game to tie the franchise record for 17 straight wins.
Postgame, Suns head coach Monty Williams shared that he had no update on Booker’s injury and he would know more tomorrow.
How long is Devin Booker ruled out?
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Booker is expected to “miss a few games.” Wojnarowski added that the injury is considered minor but the Suns plan to “err on side of caution.”
As I just reported on NBA Today with host @malika_andrews: Suns star Devin Booker is expected to miss a few games with his left hamstring injury, per sources. It’s considered minor, and Suns plan to err on side of caution with a long way to go for a team with title hopes.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 1, 2021
Suns upcoming schedule
Having won 17 straight, the Suns have a home-heavy schedule until the New Year as they play nine of their next 13 at the Footprint Center.
|Dec. 2||vs. Pistons||9:00 p.m|
|Dec. 3||at Warriors||10:00 p.m|
|Dec. 6||vs. Spurs||9:00 p.m|
|Dec. 10||vs. Celtics||10:00 p.m|
|Dec. 13||at LA Clippers||10:30 p.m|