Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker is expected to miss two-to-three weeks due to a left adductor strain suffered last game, the team announced on Wednesday.
Booker underwent an MRI which revealed the injury early Wednesday afternoon. The injury news comes as a sigh of relief for some fans, who saw Booker be carried off the court last game after suffering the injury. He was unable to walk without support and needed crutches and a wheelchair while traveling in recent days.
For Booker, this is the same injury suffered by New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis earlier in the week. He’s been listed as day-to-day following the injury.
Booker, 21, has averaged a career-high 24.3 points per game in 25 contests this season. He’s been a durable player during the first two full seasons in the NBA, missing just 10 of 154 career games with the Suns.
Booker is expected to return by the start of 2018, a year Phoenix will embrace with upcoming changes. The team moved on from head coach Earl Watson last month and will soon shift its focus towards hiring a permanent coach for next year, as well as reshaping its roster to solidify a young core around Booker.