Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker out 2-3 weeks with left adductor strain

Phoenix Suns star shooting guard Devin Booker will miss time with a left adductor strain

Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker out 2-3 weeks with left adductor strain
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) moves the ball around Toronto Raptors' Joan Valanciunas during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Toronto. |Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP|

The Phoenix Suns have announced that star guard Devin Booker will be out two to three weeks with a left adductor strain.

The Suns confirmed the news on their official Twitter account and by Suns general manager Ryan McDonough broke the news on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Burns & Gambo.

Booker suffered the injury on Tuesday night’s defeat against the Toronto Raptors. With 2:40 left in the fourth quarter, Booker was defending against Raptor guard Fred VanVleet. Booker grabbed his groin immediately and froze at midcourt. Following trainer evaluations, Booker was carried off the floor and sent to the locker room.

Booker finished the night with 19 points, five rebounds and eight assists in 39 minutes of play. Booker is averaging 24.3 points, 4.1 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game this year.

Booker will be missed

Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns reacts after hitting a three point shot against the Los Angeles Lakers. |Nov. 12, 2017 - Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America|
Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns reacts after hitting a three point shot against the Los Angeles Lakers. |Nov. 12, 2017 - Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America|

Now in his third season, Booker’s production will definitely be missed and will impact Phoenix.

Booker leads the Suns (9-17) in points per game (24.3), minutes per game (34) and is in the top five in key statistical categories.

Phoenix could turn to rookie Josh Jackson or Troy Daniels to start in Booker’s absence.

“I think Josh Jackson will be thrust into a bigger role. I think Josh has played pretty well lately, especially on the defensive end of the floor.” Suns general manger McDonough the Burns & Gambo Show.

In his rookie campaign Jackson is averaging 9.2 points, 1 assist, and 3.5 rebounds per game.

The Suns play the Detroit Pistons Thursday night at home.