Warriors’ Chris Paul Set to Miss 4-6 Weeks After Right-Hand Surgery

Published 01/07/2024, 12:32 PM EST

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The Golden State Warriors will be missing Chris Paul for at least four weeks following the fracture in his left hand. On Friday, the Dub Nation secured a 113-109 win over the Pistons. However, this victory was dampened by Chris Paul‘s devastating injury that went down in the latter part of the third quarter. The 11X All-NBA star exited the game and headed to the locker room after clocking in 24 minutes.

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According to sources, his season will be put on a halt as he misses significant time. This will be a huge blow to the Warriors, who are struggling to get out of a slump. The 38-year-old guard, who had expressed his desire to win his maiden Championship with the Warriors, will have to put that dream on hold as he recovers from this nightmare.

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In recent updates about his situation, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski took to X to break the news that Chris will be missing four to six weeks of games after undergoing surgery to repair the fracture in his hand. He will take this time to recover from the surgery. At this point, it is difficult to determine the exact date of his return. Before the injury on Friday, CP3 contributed eight points, six rebounds, and four assists.

Chris’ setback will require the Warriors to reshuffle their roster because he had recently replaced Brandin Podiziemski in the starting lineup and the team’s situation was significantly stable. This season, Chris has played 32 games, averaging 8.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 7.2 assists. His otherwise healthy season has been completely thrown off by this injury.

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CP3 was having a smooth season

It all came crashing down for the veteran on Friday when his hand came into contact with the Pistons guard, Jaden Ivey, who snatched the rebound off his miss. CP3 was attempting to grab a rebound after missing a 3-point shot. He stayed in the game for another few seconds but was visibly in pain. Then he headed into the locker room and was replaced by Andrew Wiggins.

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The 2023-24 season had been smooth-going for Chris, who had missed only three games so far. On November 11, he missed the game against the Cavs due to a leg injury. Then on December 12 and 18, he missed his other two games, battling with a non-COVID illness. This long hiatus will definitely weigh heavy on the team.

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Tsuktibenla T Jamir is an NBA author at EssentiallySports. Armed with a Masters in Journalism from the prestigious Delhi School of Journalism, this Nagaland native combines her academic prowess with her passion for the game to craft compelling narratives that bring the NBA to life. She finds immense joy in dissecting the journeys of the athletes who make the game larger than life.
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