Suns' Booker takes first steps toward recovery

From ESPN - December 7, 2017

PHOENIX -- Devin Booker is able to walk, albeit slowly.

That's a major step in recovery from a left adductor strain that the Phoenix Suns' star guard suffered in the fourth quarter Tuesday night in Toronto. Booker was carried off the floor by teammates. He was on crutches the next day and then was moved onto the team plane in a wheelchair.

Booker's timetable for recovery remains at two to three weeks. He moved about dressed in a suit and smiled while answering questions about his injury.

"I am already walking. Every day it's felt better since it happened," Booker said Thursday night before the Suns' home game against the Washington Wizards. "I am on the right path."

When he was injured, Booker thought it was a cramp, at first; but when he tried to move, he could not.

"People said I was doing the 'Mannequin Challenge,'" Booker said. "I do not ever want to be carried off the court. Anything in my power, if I could have walked off I would have walked off. We had to resume the game, so my big fellas helped me out."

Booker is averaging 24.3 points and has 10 30-point games this season.


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