Chris Paul had been starting for the Golden State Warriors for the past four games. Unfortunately for the 38-year-old veteran, his streak will now come to an end after being forced to exit Friday’s win over the Detroit Pistons early.
Paul was forced to leave Friday’s game after 23 minutes played due to an injury in his left hand. He was unable to return and it was later confirmed that the 12-time All-Star had suffered another major injury that required surgery.
Golden State Warriors’ Chris Paul Out for Up to Six Weeks
Reports confirmed that Paul has been diagnosed with a fracture on his left hand, which will now require him to go under the knife again. According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Warriors will now be without CP3 for at least one month:
“After he has surgery to repair a fracture in his left hand this week, Golden State Warriors guard Chris Paul is expected to miss four to six weeks, sources told ESPN on Sunday,” Woj reported.
This obviously isn’t the greatest of news for Golden State, but the silver lining here is that it’s not going to be a season-ending injury for the 11-time All-NBA guard. Barring any unforeseen setbacks, Paul should be back in the mix way before the playoff begins.
Draymond Green Set for Return
While Paul will be out for the foreseeable future, the Warriors have been greeted with some positive news on the Draymond Green front. This is after the NBA decided to call off his ongoing suspension. According to reports, Green is expected to rejoin the Warriors on the court “sometime next week,” thereby providing the team with a very viable playmaking option sans Paul.
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