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Devin Booker slated for hand surgery

Former Kentucky sharpshooter Devin Booker will undergo hand surgery, putting his status for the season opener into question.

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According to Arizona’s sports station 98.7 FM, former Kentucky Wildcats star and current Phoenix Suns sharpshooter will undergo hand surgery on his right hand Monday.

Booker will surely miss the start of Suns training camp and his status for the Suns’ regular-season opener on October 17th against the Dallas Mavericks is now in question.

Booker has reportedly been dealing with the lingering right-hand surgery since March of 2018. He sustained the injury after jamming it in practice. He missed the last 12 games of the season after wearing a splint for the few games he played after the injury.

Booker, just 21 years old, is coming off an outstanding year where he averaged 24.9 points, 4.5 boards, and 4.7 assists per game.

That helped him earn a $158 million extension that will keep him with the Suns for the next five seasons.

The Suns are a young team on the rise. Their young core that includes Josh Jackson, Mikal Bridges, and Deandre Ayton is built around Booker.

If Booker isn’t ready for opening night the team’s rebuild may take a step backward.

Booker will undergo surgery in Los Angeles tomorrow.

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