Chris Paul Undergoes Thumb Surgery And Is Out For Eight Weeks

8/29/12 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

July 16, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; United States guard Chris Paul (13) dribbles the ball against Brazil in the first half at Verizon Center. Team USA won 80-69. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIREPrior to heading to London, Chris Paul tore a ligament in his right thumb, which was surgically repaired on Tuesday.

He was able to play through the Olympics without it affecting his play too much, but it obviously needed to be fixed before the season.

Paul will now be out for eight weeks, making his return just before the Clippers' Halloween season opener.

This means that their two biggest stars, Paul and Blake Griffin, will both be recovering at the beginning of the season. While Griffin took immediate action, for some reason Paul waited a long time before undergoing surgery.

Instead of taking care of the problem right when he got back from the Olympics, giving himself some more recovery time, he waited awhile.

Luckily though, it's a thumb injury, meaning he can still shoot and dribble with his left hand, as well as stay in shape since his legs are fine. They also have their core players coming back this year, so they won't have to work on chemistry.

Hopefully he recovers quickly and gets back on the court.

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