J.J. Redick

Clippers' Chris Paul will have surgery to repair a thumb injury and be out six to eight weeks

Clippers' Chris Paul will have surgery to repair a thumb injury and be out six to eight weeks

Clippers point guard Chris Paul will miss six to eight weeks because he needs surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, the team announced Tuesday after an MRI exam revealed the seriousness of his injury.

Paul, a nine-time All Star, will have a procedure Wednesday to repair the ligament, It will be done by Dr. Steve Shin of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, the Clippers said.

He could miss 25 games, if Paul is sidelined for the full eight weeks. But because of the week-long All-Star break in mid-February, Paul will not miss quite as many regular-season games as he would have in other parts of the schedule.

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