Chris Paul suffers fractured finger during scrimmage in China


The Clippers are on a trip to China, where they’re playing the Hornets twice. They’re coming back a little worse for wear, as Chris Paul suffered a fractured left index finger during a scrimmage.

From Dan Woike of the Orange County Register:

Chris Paul fractured his left index finger during a Clippers’ scrimmage Saturday in China, though the injury doesn’t appear to be as serious as it sounds.

While Paul missed the Clippers game against Charlotte in Shenzhen, China, he’s not expected to miss significant time, according to a team official. In fact, if the Clippers’ game with Charlotte had been a regular season game, Paul possibly would’ve played.

The injury occurred with Paul driving to the basket, eventually getting hit on the hand.

Paul hasn’t been ruled out of the Clippers’ game with the Hornets Wednesday in Shanghai.

It’s good that the injury isn’t serious enough to keep Paul out long-term, but it would be unfortunate for the fans in China to not get to see one of the NBA’s biggest stars.