Yesterday, Devin Booker underwent surgery to fix the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint of his right hand (pinky finger joint). The Phoenix Suns expect him to be out approximately six weeks, meaning he will miss all of training camp and potentially the first few games of the season.
Booker’s surgery was performed by hand specialist Steven Shin in Los Angeles, and afterwards, the former Kentucky guard shared this picture of himself on his way home:
John Calipari took to Twitter yesterday to wish his former player a speedy recovery.
“Talked with both Devin Booker and his father about Devin’s hand surgery to let them know the prayers of myself and all of BBN are with him in surgery and recovery. He’s got the right mindset to come back stronger than ever from this and I can’t wait to see him back on the court!”
In July, Booker signed a five-year, $158 million extension with the Suns, who open the season on October 17 vs. the Dallas Mavericks. With Booker probably missing the season opener and the Suns’ roster thin at point guard, wouldn’t hurt to bring back Tyler Ulis. Just saying.