Basketball
Paul Has Surgery On Thumb
By Eric Lemus
Aug 21, 2012 - 4:22:01 PM

LOS ANGELES—Chris Paul, the all-star point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers went under the knife Tuesday to surgically repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.

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Chris Paul, G.
The injury was sustained early in July while Paul was training with Team USA Basketball in Las Vegas.

Head coach Vinny Del Negro said the decision to have surgery was precautionary and the team wanted Paul to do it now rather than have it bother him later on.

Paul will be sidelined for two months, meaning he will miss most of the Clippers' training camp and preseason.


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