Suns’ Devin Booker suffers left ankle injury vs. Jazz
Against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, Phoenix Suns star guard Devin Booker suffered a left ankle injury.
Booker suffered the injury midway through the first quarter of the game when he jumped to receive a pass in the post. Once he got the ball, his left ankle twisted awkwardly.
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With the help of the Suns staff, Booker headed to the locker room and was eventually ruled out of the game. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, the X-rays returned negative on Booker’s left ankle sprain.
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However, with just five games remaining on the regular season, we may have seen the last of Booker in action.
For the season, the 22-year-old is averaging 26.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game. He’s shooting 46.6 percent from the field and 32.7 percent from 3-point distance.
In just his fourth year in the league, he’s already established himself as one of the NBA’s most potent scorers. Against the Jazz on March 25 and the Washington Wizards on March 27, he notched back-to-back 50-point games — making him the youngest to achieve the feat.
He’s just the 10th player to achieve the milestone, joining Wilt Chamberlain, James Harden, Elgin Baylor, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Rick Barry, Bernard King, Antawn Jamison and Allen Iverson.