Devin Booker undergoes surgery on right hand, faces six-week recovery

Devin Booker undergoes surgery on right hand, faces six-week recovery

Suns marquee shooting guard Devin Booker is reportedly set to undergo hand surgery this week and will be out indefinitely as National Basketball Association teams approach training camps and their pre-season schedules.

Gambadoro reports Booker will miss at least four weeks.

Unfortunately for Booker and the Suns, a lingering hand injury will force the star guard to potentially miss the beginning of training camp.

Training camp is the one extended period of time the team and coaching staff have together to practice regularly and it always hurts when your best player can't be a part of that process. ESPN reports that the injury bothered Booker for much of the 2017-18 season and it is believed the surgery is minor, although a timetable for his return has not yet been announced.

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It will be the first time the Breakers will have played an National Basketball Association side in the second year of a pre-season series that pits teams from the Australian NBL against National Basketball Association opponents.

Booker recently agreed to a five-year max contract extension worth $158 million with Phoenix. The 21-year-old averaged 24.9 PPG, 4.5 RPG and 4.7 APG last season-all career-highs.

Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles, right, guards Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Salt Lake City.

Phoenix opens the regular season October 17 against the Mavericks.

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