Suns guard Devin Booker to undergo hand surgery

Ross Houston
September 11, 2018

That would cause him to miss not only all of training camp but probably the first couple of games of the regular season.

The Suns open training camp on September 25 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

The Suns previous year defeated the Brisbane Bullets 114-93 during their pre-season schedule.


Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker underwent surgery on Monday morning to fix the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint in his right hand, and following the surgery, the team and doctors determined that Booker will miss approximately six weeks as he recovers from the operation.

Booker will hopefully be good to go for the start of the season, but it's always a bit concerning when a player has to have surgery on his shooting hand.

It will be the first time the Breakers will have played an National Basketball Association side in the second year of a pre-season series that pits teams from the Australian NBL against National Basketball Association opponents.


Booker signed a five-year, $158 extension earlier this summer. He also took home the 3-point contest crown during NBA All-Star weekend. Phoenix drafted the No. 1 overall pick, Deandre Ayton, in the 2018 National Basketball Association draft.

Phoenix opens the regular season October 17 against the Mavericks. Despite the injury, Booker played the next night against the Utah Jazz and made just three of 18 field-goal attempts.


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