NBA Injury Analysis: Thumb's Down for Chris
NBA Injury Analysis: Thumb's Down for Chris

This article is part of our NBA Injury Analysis series.

Chris Paul

The Clippers will be forced to navigate the next month and a half without their All-Star point guard. Paul suffered a significant thumb injury early last week in a win over the Thunder. While attempting to defend OKC's Russell Westbrook, Paul tore the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his left thumb. Two days later, Paul went under the knife to have the extensive damage corrected and is expected to miss at least six weeks.

The most mobile of the digits, the thumb is comprises three bones: the proximal and distal phalanges and the first metacarpal. These three bones form three separate articulations along the length of the thumb.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeff Stotts
Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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