The Latest Phoenix Suns Injury Report
The Phoenix Suns have been running on empty since losing Chris Paul last year, but now that he’s back, the Suns are ready for the playoffs. Chris Paul will be ready to go against the Lakers, but Jae Crowder is dealing with an ankle niggle. Devin Booker is out for two to three weeks, and Landry Shamet has a hamstring strain. Read on for the latest Phoenix Suns injury report.
Chris Paul should be ready to play against the Lakers
Although he did sit out Game 1 of the series, Chris Paul returned to the game in the second. The injury he suffered last night isn’t serious, but fans worried about his availability for Game 2 are concerned. Thankfully, the veteran told reporters that he expects to play in Game 2 and that he’ll be ready for it. But the real question is, can he play?
Last season, Chris Paul suffered a right shoulder contusion that limited him to two-of-five shooting. The injury ended up requiring him to miss three games. After the game, he called the injury one of the “craziest injuries of my career.”
Jae Crowder has a nagging ankle injury
It was an ugly start for Jae Crowder in his return to the Suns after missing his first two shots and being held out of the last two games with a sprained left ankle. He’s been a vital veteran for the Suns for the past two seasons. He helped them reach the NBA Finals last season and finished the regular season with the best record in the league. But the injury has set him back again, as the Suns are now in a second-round playoff series with the Miami Heat.
Devin Booker scored a season-high 35 points on Saturday and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-90. Crowder did not play in Game 2, because he’s recovering from an ankle sprain. However, he did get into the second half of the game after a night off with his teammates and was able to make crucial shots at key moments.
Devin Booker is out for 2-3 weeks
The Phoenix Suns have released an injury report on Devin Booker. He will miss the next two to three weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury. Booker has previously battled hamstring problems. Last year, he missed four games with two hamstring injuries. This injury is the second of the season, but Booker has been dealing with the problem for months. Booker has missed seven games this year after suffering the same injury in December.
The Phoenix Suns announced that Devin Booker is out for two to three weeks with a Grade 1 hamstring strain. The hamstring injury occurred during Game 2 against the New Orleans Pelicans and he will likely be out for two to three weeks. While it is still unclear whether Booker will miss the entire season or only the playoffs, the injury is not expected to affect his performance in the playoffs.
Landry Shamet has a hamstring strain
The Phoenix Suns announced Friday that forward Landry Shamet has suffered a hamstring sprain. Shamet did not practice Friday due to the injury. It is unclear how serious the hamstring strain is or if he will miss the team’s first playoff game this weekend. Shamet missed nine games earlier this season with a sprained right ankle, and has averaged just over eight points per game in his 22 games with the Suns this season.
With Booker out, the Phoenix Suns will be shorthanded and without an offensive presence. The Suns have been without Booker for 23 games this season, including seven in December. During that time, they are 8-6 overall, 5-4 in the playoffs. In the absence of Booker, Shamet was forced to step up, and his stat line increased to 12.4 points, 40.9% shooting from deep, 2.0 rebounds, two assists, and 1.5 free throws. But if Booker is out, the Suns are going to be severely lacking in offensive production, and that will affect their playoff chances.