iStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Clippers point guard Chris Paul will likely need surgery for his fractured hand, which could keep him from returning for the remainder of the season.
With 6:07 remaining in the third quarter, Paul broke his right shooting hand during the Clippers’ 98-84 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers Monday, ESPN reported. The fracture occurred in Paul’s third metacarpal at the center of his right palm.
Paul will undergo evaluation Tuesday in Los Angeles, but team indications point to surgery and anywhere from three to six weeks of recovery time — which would prohibit him from returning this season.
“It doesn’t look good for him,” said Clippers coach Doc Rivers.
The Game 4 win for Portland tied the series 2-2. The Clippers and Trail Blazers play Game 5 on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Read More →