Suns Forward P.J. Tucker Undergoes Back Surgery

Tucker scores 24 points, grabs 12 boards vs. Rockets

Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker underwent a successful low back microdiscectomy procedure on Thursday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Dennis Crandall.

Tucker is expected to be out approximately six to eight weeks.

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.