Devin Booker injury update. The Suns are out at least four weeks with a groin strain

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The Phoenix Suns will be without their star point guard for the foreseeable future. The Suns announced Wednesday that Devin Booker will be out for at least a month with a strained left groin.

Booker missed Phoenix’s three games leading up to Christmas with a sore groin, but he tried to get some holiday time against the Denver Nuggets. He played just four minutes in the first quarter of the contest before leaving the game and not returning. Now, the Suns are clearly opting to be a little more cautious with Booker.

The four-week schedule keeps Booker out until late January at the latest and means he will likely miss at least 15 games. The Suns currently sit in fifth place in the competitive Western Conference with a 20-15 overall record. Keeping pace in the conference without Booker will be a tough task for a Phoenix team that is already without Cam Johnson and Jae Crowder.

In his absence, Chris Paul, Mikal Bridges and DeAndre Ayton will have to shoulder more of the scoring load, with all of Landry Shamet, Josh Okogie and Damion Lee likely seeing increased playing time.

On the season, Booker is averaging a career-high 27.1 points, 5.6 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 34.6 minutes per game.

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