Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul is at his 12th All-Star Game, but how much he’ll play on Sunday is up in the air. Paul suffered an injury to his right hand in the Suns last game before the All-Star break on Wednesday.
Phoenix has not released the results of an MRI, but Paul’s hand was wrapped in a cast at All-Star practice. Speaking with the media, Paul did not speak to the extent of his injury.
“We’re 48-10 and if we do miss some time I know the guys are going to hold it down,” Paul said. “There’s always going to be a frustration with injury. My hand surgeon is part of my family now.”
Suns coach Monty Williams, who is coaching Team LeBron at All-Star also declined to say how long Paul might be out. But his point guard did own that something is bothering him with his shooting hand.
“I always want to play. When I felt that in my hand, I was mad for all types of reasons,” Paul said. “Obviously we’re not going to rush it. I’m going to try to heal as fast as physically possible. The second I’m able to play, I guarantee you I will be playing.”