Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Booker will be shut down for Phoenix’s final three games after spraining his left ankle during Wednesday’s 118-97 loss to the Utah Jazz.
Booker suffered the injury in the first quarter after landing awkwardly while catching a pass from Josh Jackson.
Charania reported Booker’s X-rays came back negative.
The past two seasons have seen Booker hobbled by injuries. He missed 28 games in 2017-18 with a left adductor strain and sprained right hand.
The Suns gave Booker a five-year contract extension worth $158 million last offseason.
Booker missed the preseason after undergoing surgery in September on the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint in his right hand. The 22-year-old also missed nine games in October and December due to hamstring issues.
Despite those ailments, Booker remains Phoenix’s most valuable asset. He will finish the 2018-19 campaign averaging a career-high 26.6 points and 6.8 assists per game.
Despite that, the Suns own the Western Conference’s worst record at 18-61 heading into their final three games.
Courtesy: Bleacher Report