Suns star Devin Booker will undergo surgery on his hand next week and is out indefinitely, according to a report from Arizona’s Sports Station 98.7 FM.
The 21-year-old guard originally injured his hand in mid-March and missed the Suns’ final 12 games last season. He is likely to miss the start of training camp, which is set to begin at the end of September, the report says.
Booker signed a five-year, $158 million contract extension with the Suns this offseason.
Booker was selected by the Suns out of Kentucky with the 13th pick in the 2015 draft. He averaged a career-high 24.9 points and shot 38.3 percent from 3-point range in 54 games last season.
The Suns finished 2017-18 with a 21-61 record and missed the playoffs for an eighth straight season. They also inked former Rockets forward Trevor Ariza to a one-year, $15 million deal in July.
Phoenix opens the regular season Oct. 17 against the Mavericks.