P.J. Tucker Out 6-8 Weeks Following Back Surgery

by September 16, 2016
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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.

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.