WATCH: Suns star Devin Booker rushed to locker room after bloody Patrick Beverley headbutt
It was a bit of a scary moment for the Phoenix Suns when superstar Devin Booker fell to the floor after an incident with Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night. Moments later, Booker was forced to head to the locker room with blood flowing from his face due to a Beverley headbutt.
Here’s a look at the nasty incident which appears to be completely accidental:
Devin Booker and Patrick Beverley appeared to bump heads on this play.
Both players went back to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/cygqWXSmMg
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 23, 2021
Devin Booker starts bleeding after a common foul on Patrick Beverley.
He checked out and went back to the locker room.
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 23, 2021
At first, it looked like Beverley inadvertently poked Booker in the eye. However, after multiple replays, you can clearly see that it was far worse.
For his part, Beverley was also bloodied up from the incident and the Clippers veteran also had to head back to the locker room.
The blood made the injury look bad, but it seems like nothing more than a minor knock. Booker received several stitches in the locker room but returned to the bench to open the fourth and final quarter.
The Suns are looking for a huge win here to post a significant 2-0 advantage in the series. Chris Paul was unavailable to play yet again, and it remains to be seen when the Suns point god will be able to return to action.