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Blow for the Suns

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Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul has suffered a broken right thumb and could be out for six to eight weeks.

Big blow for the Phoenix Suns. Indeed, the NBA franchise, which currently occupies first place in the Western Conference standings, will have to do without its leader Chris Paul. The latter, who is making an excellent start to the season, could miss between six and eight weeks. A long absence due to a fractured right thumb, according to information fromESPN and of The Athletic of this Sunday. Since the start of this NBA exercise, Chris Paul averaged 14.9 points and 10.7 assists. This injury occurred no later than this Wednesday, during a new victory for his team, this time against the Houston Rockets (124-121). Paul was part of the 2022 edition of the All-Star Game, which took place near Cleveland. If he was indeed able to play a few minutes of this meeting, he only played with his left hand. His right hand wore a thin protection around that famous injured thumb.

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No return before the play-offs?

This Saturday, in front of the press and in remarks reported by theAFP, Chris Paul said, hiding his frustration with his current personal situation with difficulty: “We have a record of 48 wins and 10 losses. And if I happen to be away for a while, I know the guys will hold on. When I felt the pain in my hand, I was furious for all sorts of reasons. We’re not going to rush. I will try to heal as quickly as possible. The second I’m able to play, I guarantee you I will. In all, there are now a total of 24 games left to play in the regular season. Therefore, if Chris Paul really were to miss a total of eight weeks of competition, he might not be seen again until the very start of the play-offs. A blow for Phoenix, which is still under threat from the Golden State Warriors but also from the Memphis Grizzlies, respectively second and third in the West.

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