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Devin Booker plays four minutes in Sunday’s game vs. Nuggets before re-aggravating groin injury

The guard had made his return in this game after missing some contests with a groin issue.

Phoenix Suns v Denver Nuggets
Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns looks on during the game against the Denver Nuggets on December 25, 2022 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.
Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday’s game against the Denver Nuggets with a groin injury. Booker actually returned from a groin injury for this contest but clearly he aggravated the injury during game action.

Clearly, Booker’s injury had not completely healed as he only played four minutes before succumbing to the injury. This is a tough look for the Suns, who might have rushed Booker back before he was ready to return. Let’s see how long this aggravation sidelines Booker.

In his absence, the Suns will once again lean on Landry Shamet and Mikal Bridges on the wing. Deandre Ayton will need to elevate his play to make up for Booker’s offensive output, but Shamet and Bridges will also need to take on bigger roles. This injury has the potential to shape the playoff picture depending on how severe it is.