Friday night was already unfortunate for the Los Angeles Clippers in that they sustained a hard-fought loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, but after the game, it was revealed that LA took an even bigger hit in the form of yet another injury.
Chris Paul has sprained right thumb. “I can’t catch a break,” CP said. He missed 18 games with separated right shoulder
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) February 22, 2014
As noted above by Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times, Chris Paul revealed that he sustained a sprained right thumb during the late stages of LA’s loss. Paul actually had an extremely productive night with 18 points, 14 assists, and 6 rebounds in 39 minutes, but his sentiment referring to the fact that he “can’t catch a break” seems to be spot on.
Paul, who is widely considered to be the best point guard in the NBA, has played in only 5 games since his 18-game absence with a separated shoulder, and while the Clippers were able to prosper without him, this is still “his” team. LA has already been bitten with a long-term injury to starting shooting guard JJ Redick, and if Paul is forced to miss any extended period of time, it will be disastrous for one of the West’s contenders.