Clippers’ Chris Paul Suffers Broken Hand

Chris Paul

The Los Angeles Clippers took a hit during their Monday night loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, when Chris Paul left the game with a broken hand.

The star point guard suffered the injury in the third quarterback, as he defended guard Gerald Henderson

Paul has a fracture in the center of the palm of his right (shooting) hand.

He's set to be re-evaluated Tuesday in Los Angeles, but team sources tell ESPN that surgery will likely be needed and that the normal recovery time for the injury is anywhere from three to six weeks. Unless there's a better prognosis, Paul is unlikely to return this season.

Shortly after Paul's injury, Blake Griffin suffered a left quad injury, and sat out the final 5:48 of the game.

Coach Doc Rivers said there was a "50-50" chance Griffin would be available for Wednesday's Game 5.