Devin Booker expected to miss start of regular season after hand surgery

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How long will Devin Booker‘s hand injury keep him out?

Suns release:

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker today underwent successful surgery to repair an injury to the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint in his right hand. The surgery was performed by Dr. Steven Shin at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Booker’s expected recovery time is approximately six weeks.

That timeline would cost Booker the first few games of Phoenix’s season, which probably won’t matter much in the long run.

But the Suns – at least in part – are acting like a team trying to make the playoffs. For them to make a shocking run to the postseason would require so many breaks in their favor. Here’s already one against them.

Booker is Phoenix’s best player and, barring a trade, probably best lead guard, even though he’s a shooting guard. There’s no easy way to replace him.

The Suns just must hope he returns quickly and hits the ground running.