The Phoenix Suns announced Thursday that forward P.J. Tucker underwent a successful low back microdiscectomy procedure.
Tucker, 31, is expected to be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks.
Suns announce P.J. Tucker underwent a low back microdiscectomy procedure. Tucker is expected to be out 6-8 weeks. https://t.co/QyZplpeFT5
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) September 15, 2016
From the press release:
Preparing for his sixth NBA season and fifth with the Suns, Tucker is a four-time winner of the team’s Majerle Hustle Award. In 2015-16, he averaged 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, a career-high 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals while playing all 82 games (80 starts).
The Suns begin training camp in Flagstaff on Sept. 27, their first preseason game is Oct. 3 and their regular season opener is Oct. 26.