Suns’ Josh Jackson not too concerned about Devin Booker’s hamstring injury
Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson is not too concerned about star teammate Devin Booker, who suffered a left hamstring injury upon a brief return from a left leg injury that caused him to miss a matchup against the Orlando Magic. Booker played only 17 minutes before departing a blowout loss against the Los Angeles Lakers, and he’s expected to miss extended time and be out indefinitely.
“I am not too concerned about Devin [Booker’s hamstring injury]. He may miss a few games. But I know we will have him back soon or by next game,” said Jackson in a diary entry for The Undefeated. “I know him. He loves to play and hates to sit and watch. I just want him to be 100 percent and be able to play to his best ability.”
Booker missed three games at the start of the season with an injury to that same hamstring, returning in early November and playing a heavy dose of minutes until returning early after a one-game absence.
The 22-year-old did say he expects to miss more games than the first time around, and with the Suns having lost six straight games and nine of their last 10, the organization won’t be in any rush to insert him back in the lineup after a 4-20 start to the season.
Devin Booker is a competitor, as Josh Jackson mentioned, but the franchise will likely err on the side of caution with this injury before it becomes a trend, given their five-year, $158 million investment in the native Michigander over this summer.