How long is Devin Booker out? Groin injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Suns star

Devin Booker returned from an injury, only to be quickly sidelined again. His attempt to return to the floor was short-lived.

After playing in 26 straight games to start the season, Booker missed two games with hamstring tightness. He returned for two games, one of which saw him score a season-best 58 points, but he’s now out again, this time with a groin injury.

What’s next for Booker? Here’s everything we know about his injury and the latest news on when he may return.

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What is Devin Booker’s injury?

The Suns initially listed Booker out on the injury report with groin soreness. He missed three games before shortly returning to the lineup on Christmas Day.

Booker saw four minutes of action vs. the Nuggets on Christmas before re-aggravating the injury. He was ruled out for the game shortly after.

Phoenix is 1-4 without Booker this season.

How long will Devin Booker be out?

When Suns head coach Monty Williams first discussed Booker’s injury, he said he’s played the three-time All-Star “way too many minutes” and “can’t look at anybody else when I put players in harm’s way.”

His availability beyond Phoenix’s matchup with Denver on Christmas Day is unknown.

Booker is averaging 28.0 points, 5.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds in 35.6 minutes per game on the season. Despite losing six of their last 10 games, the Suns have the fourth-best record in the Western Conference.

Devin Booker career stats, highlights

  • 23.8 points per game
  • 4.7 assists per game
  • 4.0 rebounds per game
  • 0.8 steals per game
  • 0.3 blocks per game
  • 3.1 turnovers per game
  • 33.8 minutes per game
  • 45.8 percent shooting
  • 35.8 percent 3-point shooting
  • 86.9 percent free throw shooting

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