The Golden State Warriors recently received some brutal injury news after Chris Paul was diagnosed with a hand injury after Friday’s win over the Detroit Pistons. It was revealed that the 12-time All-Star had suffered a fractured hand which would require surgery.
Paul underwent the procedure on Monday, and the team has now provided an official update on his status moving forward.
Golden State Warriors Vet Chris Paul Undergoes Successful Surgery
Thankfully, Paul’s surgery went on without a hitch. The Warriors announced on Tuesday that the 38-year-old’s procedure was a success. The team also provided an updated timetable on CP3’s road to recovery:
Chris Paul injury update: pic.twitter.com/WbmcxXBf9u
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) January 9, 2024
As indicated in the statement, Paul will be re-evaluated by team doctors in three weeks. Depending on the results of the said evaluation, the Warriors should be able to determine a target date for the 11-time All-NBA guard’s return to the court.
It is worth noting that Paul was initially given a 4-to-6-week timetable. Given his advanced age and his injury history, it is unlikely that CP3 will be able to return shortly after his three-week re-evaluation date. Warriors fans can optimistically hope that he returns in a month, but it’s also likely that the Dubs take significant precautions in bringing him back.
Realistically speaking, Paul should be back in the mix by mid- to late February, which will still give him enough time to get back to a hundred percent for the playoffs. That is, of course, under the assumption that the 17-19 Warriors will even make it to the postseason this term.
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