Suns’ Booker undergoes hand surgery, out about six weeks

Suns standout guard Devin Booker appears likely to miss the season-opener following hand surgery.

As expected, Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker underwent surgery on his hand Monday and is expected to miss about six weeks, the team announced in a new release.

Specifically, Booker had surgery on the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint in his right hand. The surgery took place in Los Angeles.

The news of Booker’s surgery was first reported by John Gambadoro of ArizonaSports.com.

Booker, 21, is 6-foot-6 and averaged 24.9 points, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds last season. He missed the final 12 games with the injured hand, which required a splint.

The Suns open training camp Sept. 25 at Northern Arizona University. They then tip off the regular season Oct. 17 against the Dallas Mavericks.

Given the time frame provided by the Suns, Booker appears unlikely to be ready for the opener.