Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker out indefinitely due to COVID protocols – .

Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker out indefinitely due to COVID protocols – .

Much like a vaccinated Chris Paul tested positive for COVID-19 last June just before the Western Conference Finals playoff series for the Phoenix Suns, now a vaccinated Devin Booker faces the same protocols right before training camp to kick off. the 2021-22 season.

While science shows that vaccination reduces the risk of needing hospitalization for COVID, it does not prevent a person from contracting the virus completely. The victim typically experiences fewer symptoms and often doesn’t even realize they are COVID positive. But in the NBA, COVID testing is an almost daily occurrence.

Last June, All Star point guard Chris Paul tested positive for COVID-19 just after dominating the Denver Nuggets and before the conference finals. He missed the first two games of the series before receiving consecutive negative tests, at least 24 hours apart. When he returned he appeared to be a bit slow, although it was just my eye test at work. He shot terribly for three games after his comeback, but it could have been as much an injury (he had wrist surgery after the end of the season) as anything else.

Now the Suns have reported that Devin Booker, who had just returned to Phoenix in the past few days and has been tested for COVID as part of the league’s health and safety program, has tested positive for the virus.

The Suns haven’t mentioned any other player who tested positive, so you can assume that everyone else on the squad has tested negative.

Booker’s absence from the team is indefinite but likely won’t last more than 10 days after testing positive, which we’re not exactly sure about at this time. Friend of the blog, Flex from Jersey reports that this has been known for a few days.

Still, the Suns are firing the head coach, most of the coaches and all but one of the rotational players from the team that nearly won a championship. Booker is unlikely to fall too late due to the lack of a few days of camp.

In fact, his absence will allow newcomer Landry Shamet to acclimate to the playbook and style with more reps at camp.


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