> Chris Paul reportedly out 6-8 weeks with thumb injury NBA

Chris Paul reportedly out 6-8 weeks with thumb injury

Chris Paul reportedly out 6-8 weeks with thumb injury

  • Suns
Feb 21
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul sustained a right thumb avulsion fracture and is said to be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks, according to the team’s announcement before Sunday’s All-Star Game in Cleveland.

He was hurt during Wednesday’s game against the Houston Rockets when he banged his hand on Jae’Sean Tate of the Rockets after throwing the ball. Paul was subsequently thrown out of the game after receiving two rapid technical fouls for disagreeing with officials.

During All-Star weekend, CP3 was seen with a light bandage on his hand. He was presented as a substitute on Team LeBron and joined the All-Star Game in the first quarter, reportedly in search of one assist, but later left after missing a layup and collecting a foul.

However, neither Paul nor Suns coach Monty Williams, who was the head coach of Team LeBron for the All-Star Game, had commented on the seriousness of the injury in Cleveland.

In 58 games (all starts), the 12-time All-Star point guard is averaging 14.9 points, a league-leading 10.7 assists, and 4.5 rebounds. He is Phoenix’s third-leading scorer behind Devin Booker (25.5 points per game) and Deandre Ayton (16.5), as the Suns lead the Western Conference with a 48-10 record.

The Suns approached All-Star weekend on a seven-game undefeated streak. Their final regular-season game is seven weeks away on April 10, against the Sacramento Kings.

  • Phoenix Suns

    The Phoenix Suns are an American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. They compete in the National Basketball Association ,

    wikipedia
  • Chris Paul

    Christopher Emmanuel Paul , nicknamed "CP3", is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association .

    wikipedia
  • Devin Booker

    Devin Armani Booker is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association . He is the son of former basketball player Melvin Booker.

    wikipedia
  • Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston.

    wikipedia
Feedback