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Devin Booker Awaits Results of MRI, Reportedly Likely to Miss Home Opener

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Devin Booker is nursing a different injury than he previously had, as he tweaked a foot injury late in Tuesday’s season opener at Golden State, coach Frank Vogel said today.

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According to TNT’s Jared Greenburg, Booker is awaiting results of an MRI for a left mid-foot sprain. He is targeting a Tuesday return, meaning he will likely miss Saturday’s home opener against the Jazz. The Suns play the Spurs on Tuesday, as the D-backs will also host Game 4 of the World Series this Halloween night.

Update: Greenberg backed out on this statement a little bit during the game, saying that Booker wants to play on Saturday, but it depends on the MRI results.

Bradley Beal (lower back tightness) and Booker will both miss tonight’s game against the Lakers. Vogel said before the game that he would not announce who is starting in their place. 

Booker jammed his toe last week and was limited in practice Sunday. He was first listed as questionable for Tuesday’s game before being upgraded to probable and eventually available.

Playing through the injury didn’t seem to affect Booker at all, as he finished with 32 points, eight assists and six rebounds in the Suns’ 108-104 victory over the Warriors. 

After the game, he said it was his first time getting a full run in up and down the court in about a week because of his toe.

“I wouldn’t say it’s more serious, but they have injuries that they can’t play tonight,” Vogel said of Booker and Beal’s injuries before tonight’s game.

For now, it seems as if Booker has a different injury on that same foot. It is unclear when he first suffered the injury before tweaking it and if it’s related to his toe injury.

Tonight’s game tips off around 7 p.m. MST from Crypto.com Arena and will be televised on TNT.

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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