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Chris Paul Faces Setback: Breaking Hand Sidelines Star Player for 6 to 8 Weeks

The Warriors season has been a disappointment so far. To make matters worse for the 2022 champs, it was reported that 9 time All-Star guard Chris Paul will be out for a while with a broken hand. Paul fractured his left hand in their win vs the Pistons on Friday night. It was revealed that he would need surgery and would be out for about 4 to 6 weeks.

This season Paul has mostly been coming off the bench. The Wake Forest product has been averaging 27.1 Minutes per game, 8.9 PPG, 7.2 APG, 3.8 RPG and 1.1 steals per game. According to ESPN, in Paul's entire career, has had five surgeries to his left hand and six to his right. The veteran guard has been in the League for 19 seasons and is playing his first full year in the Bay.

Golden State is currently 18-20 and in 12th place in the Western Conference. If the season ended today, the Warriors would not even make the the play in tournament as they currently sit as the 12th seed. This comes right after it was reported that Draymond Green would return back from his 12 game suspension back in early December.

Warriors head coach had this to say about Paul`s injury. "I feel so bad for Chris,". "I know he's had a couple of surgeries before, I believe, maybe I think it was on the other hand, but, yeah, I saw him holding it and instantly I was worried. Just got the word after walking off the floor. So I feel terrible for Chris and, obviously, guys will step up and be ready to play and we're going to have to hold down the fort without him."

The Warriors hope that Paul returns soon and will be ready for play once he comes back from the injury. Golden State is currently 18-20 and plays the Grizzlies next on Monday.


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