Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 4:47 pm  |  9 responses

Chris Paul Out 8 Weeks After Undergoing Thumb Surgery

Los Angeles Clippers star point guard Chris Paul underwent surgery this morning to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, and per a press release, will be out for approximately eight weeks. Paul recently returned from the London Olympics, where he averaged 8 points, 5 assists and an tournament-high 2.5 steals per game, culminating in a Gold Medal. “The injury occurred last month during Team USA training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada. The surgery was performed by Dr. Steven Shin, a hand specialist at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Paul is expected to be sidelined for approximately eight weeks, at which time he is projected to resume all basketball activities including full contact.”

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  • DC

    8 months?

  • LA Huey

    No NBA 2K release parties for him.

  • bike

    That sucks.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    So this means that for the next 8 weeks, the best point guard in the world (able to play) is John Wall?

  • LJ

    ^ you’re kidding right? John Wall? What happened to D-Will, Rondo and Westbrook? Rondo is one of the best in the leauge, behind CP3, Roseand maybe D-Will

  • junkie

    or deron williams

  • BWill22

    What happened to Steve Nash?

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    He actually hurt himself playing xbox 360, trying to beat Deron Willaims in NBA 2k12. He wanted to finally beat him in a one on one matchup.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Zucotti Manicotti

    Almost funny there, seedster.