• February 8, 2023

NBA Daily Injury Report (February 8): Booker returns Zion out in the first half!

Devin Booker (26, 196cm), who was out of power for nearly two months due to a groin injury, will return to the game on the 8th (Korean time). 메이저놀이터

On the 8th (Korean time), US local media including ‘Yahoo Sports’ reported that “Booker will play in an away game against the Brooklyn Nets on the 8th.”

On December 26 last year, Booker walked off the court complaining of discomfort in the groin area four minutes into the game against the Denver Nuggets. The aftermath of his injury was lingering. He was diagnosed with a left groin sprain for 4 weeks and had to spend the whole month of January in rehabilitation. Eventually, in mid-January, news came that the injured area was rapidly improving, and as a result of the re-examination last week, there were no abnormal signs, so I started preparing for a return.

As for Phoenix, I missed Ace Booker so much. In 21 games where Booker missed, he saved 10-11, but the difference between having and not having a booker is still large. Booker is also necessary to disperse the checks that are concentrated on Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton. At least recently, with Paul returning from injury, Mikal Bridges’ performance has been revived, and he is on the rise again with 8 wins and 2 losses in 10 games. Meanwhile, Booker averaged 27.1 points (47.7% FG), 4.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists before the injury.

Likewise, Brooklyn, which brings Phoenix home, also returns to the court with Ben Simmons (26, 208cm) in this game. Simmons has missed the last five games in a row due to a left knee injury. On the other hand, Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finley-Smith, who were recruited in exchange for the Irving trade, are scheduled to miss until the Phoenix game by the decision of the coaching staff, although the trade approval has fallen from the secretariat.

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