Suns’ Devin Booker leaves Nuggets recreation in OT, doesn’t return – Arizona Sports activities
Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker dribbles against the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker left Friday night’s 130-126 OT loss to the Denver Nuggets during overtime and did not return.
Suns head coach Monty Williams said after the game that they aren’t sure of the severity of the injury, but did say that it was a hamstring issue.
Williams added that Phoenix probably won’t have Booker for Saturday night’s game, the second of a back-to-back against Denver.
“We will probably be without Book so we gotta be even more diligent about ball movement,” Williams said while answering a separate question unrelated to the injury.
Booker was seen limping back to the Suns’ bench following a sequence with just under two minutes left in overtime.
Williams then immediately took Booker out for Cameron Payne for the remainder of the contest.
However, Booker would remain on the bench for the rest of the game, including in the team huddle around Williams during multiple timeouts.
Perhaps the No. 1 jersey being completely untucked during that time was a sign that the former Kentucky Wildcat was done for the night.