Tough Break: Los Angeles Clippers Star Chris Paul OUT 6-8 Weeks With a Thumb Injury

January 18, 2017 0

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The past 2 seasons have been tough for Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul. Injuries have haunted Paul these past two years and that continued late Monday night as the Clippers were facing the Oklahoma City Thunder. Chris Paul left the game on Monday with a injury and we now know Paul will miss 6-8 weeks after suffering a thumb injury.

According to ESPN,

Clippers guard Chris Paul will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, the team announced. He is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks.

Paul, 31, sprained his left thumb in the second quarter of Monday night’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and was ruled out for the rest of the game.

X-rays on the thumb were negative, but an MRI on Tuesday revealed the torn ligament.

Paul was defending Russell Westbrook and sprained the thumb fighting over a screen set by Joffrey Lauvergne at the top of the 3-point line.

The Clippers called a timeout shortly after, and Paul immediately walked off the court, kicking the bench as he exited. Paul could be seen on the TNT broadcast shaking his head at Clippers team trainer Jasen Powell as they walked through the players tunnel to the locker room.

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