Suns' Devin Booker expected to miss 2-3 with groin injury
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 07, 2017 07:38 AM
FILE - MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JANUARY 14: Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns shoots the ball against the San Antonio Spurs as part of NBA Global Games at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on January 14, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker is expected to be sidelined two to three weeks because of a groin injury.
The Suns said Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) that Booker strained his left adductor late in a 126-113 loss in Toronto on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) and would have an MRI. Booker froze in place near midcourt, and trainers came out to examine him before two teammates awkwardly carried him off the floor.
Booker had 19 points against the Raptors after scoring a season-high 46 points Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) in a victory in Philadelphia.
The 21-year-old Booker is 10th in the NBA in scoring with a 24.3 average. In 25 games, he’s also averaging 4.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists. He had a career-high 70 last season at Boston.
Coming off a six-game trip, the Suns return to play Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) against Washington.