REPORT: Chris Paul Out 6-8 Weeks With Thumb Fracture

The Phoenix Suns will be missing Chris Paul after the point god fractured his thumb in the third quarter of the Suns’ game against the Houston Rockets.

Paul averages 14.9 points and a League-high 10.7 assists per game for the Suns, who enter the second half of the season with a 48-10 record.

CP3 momentarily came off the bench for Team LeBron during the All-Star game nearly an hour after news of his injury broke on TNT. Paul was asked numerous times about the severity of his injury during media availability this weekend, admitting that he was frustrated about the ill-time broken thumb.

“We’re 48-10, and if we do miss some time, I know the guys are going to hold it down,” Paul said per ESPN. “There’s always going to be a frustration with injury. My hand surgeon is part of my family now.

“I always want to play. When I felt that in my hand, I was mad for all types of reasons,” Paul added. “Obviously, we’re not going to [rush it]. I’m going to try to heal as fast as physically possible. The second I’m able to play, I guarantee you I will be playing.”

The Suns are 6.5 games ahead of the Warriors and eight games ahead of the Grizzlies for the best record in the NBA, with 24 contests to go in the regular season. Phoenix has won 21 of their last 24.

The regular season ends seven weeks from Sunday, on April 10. The playoffs begin on April 16.