Chris Paul Suffers Torn Ligament, Set To Miss 6-8 Weeks
Los Angeles Clippers star point guard Chris Paul is set to miss the next 6-8 weeks after an MRI revealed a torn ligament in his finger Tuesday afternoon. Paul suffered the injury during the second quarter of Monday night’s match up with the Oklahoma City Thunder after jamming it on Russell Westbrook’s right leg.
It’s a tough blow for a team that’s already missing another star player in Blake Griffin who’s still recovering from knee surgery and has missed the team’s past 15 games to this date. The Clippers are only 2-5 without Paul this season, and are 5-12 in games without Paul over the past two seasons.
The Clippers have been in this place before though, as both Paul and Griffin missed significant games last year (most notably in the playoffs) which led to the Clippers 1st round defeat at the hands of the Portland Trailblazers. As for the immediate future, Paul and Griffin are out of the picture once again. Clippers coach Doc Rivers will be hard-pressed in making the necessary adjustments to keep the team afloat.