Chris Paul injured his thumb in the USA training camp in Las Vegas for the Olympics. Still though Paul toughed it out for the rest of the Olympic run. He never complained and as it turns out the injury is more serious than he let on.
Paul recently had thumb surgery and is expected to miss at least 8 weeks. Here is what the Los Angeles Clippers official site had to say on Paul.
The Los Angeles Clippers today announced that All-Star point guard Chris Paul underwent successful surgery this morning to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. The injury occurred last month during Team USA training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Paul is expected to be sidelined for approximately eight weeks, at which time he is projected to resume all basketball activities including full contact.
Paul is probably the best all-around point guard in the NBA. He started all 8 of the United States games. He averaged 8.3 points, 5.1 assists, 2.5 steals and 25.8 minutes per game.
Paul will likely return in the middle of the Clippers training camp, but you never know how he will react to this injury.
The Clippers have to worry about Blake Griffin too. Griffin was set to join Paul in the Olympics until he got injured.