Suns provide update on severity of Devin Booker’s knee injury
The Phoenix Suns has provided an official update on the injury status of Devin Booker, who was forced to sit out the upcoming All-Star Game in Atlanta.
According to the Suns, per Gerald Bourguet of Fan Sided, Booker sustained a left knee sprain during Thursday’s game against the Golden State Warriors. Fortunately, the team noted that the issue is only “mild” and that the shooting guard is considered day-to-day.
He will also be re-evaluated after the break, which means there’s a chance he could miss a game or two when the league resumes on March 10. For what it’s worth, the Suns return to action on March 11 against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Sucks Book will miss the All-Star Game, but the good news is the Suns called his injury "mild." He's considered day-to-day and will be re-evaluated after the break pic.twitter.com/tSWwjqYJM9
— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) March 6, 2021
As reported earlier, Devin Booker sustained the injury early in the first quarter of their contest against the Warriors. It happened after he bumped knee-to-knee with an attacking Kent Bazemore. While the two-time All-Star managed to finish the contest and record 16 points, five rebounds and six assists, he was noticeably limping for much of the game ever since the collision.
This is the play Devin Booker sprained his knee last night. First quarter Kent Bazemore drive. Knee-to-knee. Booker spent the rest of the game limping lightly. Wondered at the time if it'd hold him out of All-Star game. Leads to tonight's Mike Conley replacement bid. pic.twitter.com/uakTH3f2ok
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 6, 2021
The Suns will certainly be hoping that Booker’s injury is nothing serious, especially since they are just starting to pick up some steam just in time for the second half of the campaign. With their win against the Warriors, Phoenix actually climbed to second in the Western Conference standings with a 24-11 record.
Booker, for his part, is leading the team in scoring with 24.9 points per game. He has also put up 3.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 31 games, numbers that the Suns can’t easily replace should the knee issue continue to bother D-Book.