An injury is about to sideline the pivotal Suns star for a long amount of time, throwing a monkey wrench into their plans to make it to the NBA Finals.
It was just announced on TNT that Chris Paul has a right thumb avulsion fracture and will be re-evaluated in 6-8 weeks. The regular season ends seven weeks from today.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) February 21, 2022
Due to a right thumb avulsion fracture, Paul is set to miss six to eight weeks of the season before being re-evaluated.
As noted, the regular season ends in just seven weeks which means the Suns will get him back right before the postseason begins.
Can the Suns risk losing Paul at this point?
Suns Sans Paul
The NBA playoffs begin on April 16 and it sounds like Paul will be returning to his team just days before that.
Phoenix is currently sitting pretty at the top of the Western Conference and is 6.5 games ahead of the second-place Golden State Warriors.
While Paul has been averaging 14.9 points and 10.7 assists this season, he’s not the only strong player on the team.
Paul told ESPN that he’s not too worried about his time away from the team, saying, “”We’re 48-10, and if we do miss some time, I know the guys are going to hold it down. There’s always going to be a frustration with injury. My hand surgeon is part of my family now.”
Of all the teams in the league, the Suns are best equipped to survive without their star player but they will definitely be missing Paul, especially if the Warriors start to heat up.