Chris Paul is still on the sidelines due to his right wrist and hand injury. He suffered the injury during the pregame warmup. The latest injury update indicates that he will be out for six to eight weeks, but may be back to play in the Western Conference Semifinals. However, there are many questions about the extent of Paul’s injury. Regardless of his recovery time, here are some things to keep in mind.
Chris Paul injured his right hand
The Phoenix Suns’ point guard has a busy postseason. He scored 41 points in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, but has been out since suffering a right hand injury against the Houston Rockets. Chris Paul, meanwhile, revealed on Instagram that he is playing through an injury to his hand. After suffering a deflected pass from Dennis Schroder, he grabbed his hand and bumped into JT Orr from behind. The injury is not a good look for the star, and Paul could receive more penalties from the NBA.
After the injury, the Phoenix Suns were in a bind. Their star forward was out for a game because he had to be ejected for bumping the referee. Now, Chris Paul’s right hand looks like it will be out for the rest of the season. However, the injury could spell the end for the Suns’ season. The playoffs start on April 16, so if Chris Paul misses the last two games due to the injury, it would have a devastating effect on the team’s chances.
After the 2021 Finals, Paul underwent surgery to repair partially torn ligaments in his right hand. He is currently averaging 14.9 points per game and 10.7 assists. He shoots 48.7% overall and 33% from 3-point range. Chris Paul is expected to play a “token” role in the All-Star Game, although he expects to get at least one honorary assist in the game.
The news comes just before the All-Star break, when Phoenix Suns star will participate in his 12th All-Star Game. After a week off, he will undergo an MRI to confirm the injury. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks, depending on how serious the injury is. The team’s record will be decided upon after the break. The Suns play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday. The injury to Chris Paul’s hand is an unfortunate setback.
In addition to an injury to his right hand, Chris Paul was also diagnosed with a COVID infection and was placed in the league’s health and safety protocols. However, he did not appear to be affected by the infection during the first two games of the Western Conference finals. The injury will also affect the Phoenix Suns’ balance of power in the Western Conference, which holds the top seed. Chris Paul was also cited as a candidate for MVP.
He injured his wrist during a pregame warmup
As a coach-cheerleader, you would think Chris Paul is ready to play, but his status in Friday’s game remains uncertain. The All-Star guard was injured during a pregame warmup during a practice and will not be able to play until six to eight weeks. Although it is unclear how long Paul will be out, his conditioning will be a major factor. He is currently 36 years old and had surgery on his left wrist last year after suffering a dislocated wrist during the finals.
Suns head coach Monty Williams did not immediately address the injury. Chris Paul was ejected from the game after injuring his wrist and thumb. A medical examiner confirmed the injury, and it was deemed a general hand injury. Although Suns head coach Monty Williams did not release an update on Paul’s condition, Chris Haynes reported that he had an MRI on the wrist.
While Paul was out for nearly a month, he did contribute in a number of crucial games. The Clippers went on a ten-game winning streak, and Jordan and Griffin were out with injuries. Chris Paul averaged 19.1 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game during the season. Chris Paul’s absence from the playoffs caused the Clippers to lose a three-game series to the Houston Rockets.
The Suns have an injury-prone roster, and Chris Paul’s absence could make them vulnerable to an early upset. However, his absence has not weakened the team’s depth and can even help other Western contenders get a chance to play. He should be back to full strength before Game 5 in Phoenix. In the meantime, Devin Booker will likely take over the role that Paul vacated.
The injury occurred during a pregame warmup. Paul was warming up, and it turned out to be an issue with his wrist. It took some time to get the wrist rehabilitated, but Paul has not lost his competitive spirit. He is a leader in the NBA and will continue to be a valuable asset for the Suns. With his offensive and defensive skills, he will definitely be a valuable asset for his team.
He will be out for six to eight weeks
Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul has been out with an avulsion fracture in his right thumb. The injury occurred in the last game before the All-Star break. Initially, the team thought CP3 would be out for six to eight weeks. But that timeline has been shortened after Paul shot during practices last week. He also participated in pregame work before Sunday’s game against the Sacramento Kings.
Avulsion fracture in Chris Paul’s right thumb has been confirmed. The NBA is estimating a six to eight-week absence for the star guard. The injury is not serious, but the player will need time to heal. Paul will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break. He has already missed the last three games of the regular season. The team has a six-and-a-half-game cushion over the Golden State Warriors, but they are also without backup point guard Cameron Payne and Landry Shamet, who are recovering from wrist and ankle injuries respectively.
The Phoenix Suns will be without Chris Paul for six to eight weeks. The point guard sustained an avulsion fracture in his thumb while playing against the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Although he missed just two minutes in Sunday’s All-Star Game, he is expected to be out for the majority of the regular season. Phoenix is currently 48-10, which makes him a vital piece of their success.
The Suns’ season could be in jeopardy without their star point guard. Chris Paul was one of the main architects of their championship season, averaging 14.9 points and 10.7 assists. With this loss, he could miss the playoffs. There is still time to recover from this setback, but his absence is already affecting his ability to contribute to the team. The injury has left Phoenix’s postseason hopes.
The news of Paul’s injury was unexpected. The team is sitting atop the Western Conference with a 48-10 record, 6.5 games ahead of the second-place Golden State Warriors. Phoenix has won seven of its last eight games and is on pace for a record-high season. But Paul’s absence has left the Suns adjusting to life without the All-Star. It will be up to them to find ways to win without him, but for now, they’ll be happy to know that they’ve rescued their season.
He will be ready to play in the Western Conference Semifinals
With the right rest, Chris Paul should be ready to play in the Western Conference Semifinalists for the first time in 16 seasons. Despite missing two games during a coronavirus protocol, the Phoenix Suns have enough rest to rest their starting center. The Clippers and Jazz are the two most difficult teams to play in the conference finals, so Paul will have plenty of time to get healthy before the series.
After beating the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round, the Clippers faced a team led by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Westbrook averaged 27.8 PPG, 6.0 RPG, and 8.8 APG and dominated the Clippers, averaging a team-high 51.6 points per game. Paul was held to 12.8 points per game and only 8.7 rebounds per game, and his team shot only 38.6% from the field. However, the Clippers were able to win the series and advance to the next round.
The Clippers will start the Western Conference finals on Sunday or Tuesday depending on the Utah Jazz-Los Angeles Clippers matchup. If six games are played, the series will start on Sunday, whereas if seven games are played, the conference finals will begin on Tuesday. The Jazz-Clippers matchup is tied at 2-2 as of Wednesday, and Paul is likely to miss five to seven days of the series. The Suns, meanwhile, returned from a sweep of Denver on Sunday. While the team did not practice on Monday, they’ll have light practices on Tuesday and full practices on Wednesday.
Although Chris Paul had been injured throughout his career, he has had one season without any serious injuries. He was traded from the Rockets to Oklahoma City in the offseason amid the team’s yearly playoff problems. It is a great opportunity for the Rockets to use this player in the Western Conference Semifinals. While it is important to rest him for the Western Conference Finals, he is also a healthy player.
In his previous four postseason series, Paul has blown a 2-0 series lead. He has not been able to win the NBA Finals after blowing a 2-0 series lead. The Houston Rockets have been able to limit Paul’s scoring in the series and Devin Booker is generating a lot of turnovers for the Suns. With Chris Paul on the court, the Rockets can easily win a series.