Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker is out indefinitely after suffering a mild right hamstring strain in Tuesday night’s Game 2 against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Suns announced Wednesday that the 25-year-old Booker underwent an MRI earlier in the day that confirmed the hamstring injury. The team noted that “there is no timetable for his return and updates will be provided as appropriate.”
Reports state that Booker likely will miss Games 3 and 4 against the Pelicans and has yet to be ruled out for the remainder of the opening-round Western Conference playoff series. Booker has battled hamstring issues for parts of the past two seasons, straining his left hamstring last November and missing seven games. During last year’s NBA Finals, he sustained a hamstring injury in Game 3 but was able to play through the ailment.
In the first half of Game 2, Booker scored 31 points and seven 3-pointers. He didn’t score in the third quarter and later exited with 4:45 remaining in the period. Booker appeared to tweak his right hamstring as he was jumping to contest a Jaxson Hayes dunk, and immediately requested for a timeout to be called. The Pelicans defeated the Suns 125-114, evening the best-of-seven series at 1-1.
Editorial credit: Manigault Newman / Shutterstock.com