CP3 to be re-evaluated in three weeks after hand surgery

CP3 to be re-evaluated in three weeks after hand surgery originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

The Warriors issued an official update on veteran point guard Chris Paul's injury status on Tuesday.

Paul underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a second metacarpal fracture in his left hand, the team said. The 38-year-old will be re-evaluated again in three weeks.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday, citing sources, that Paul is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Paul sustained the injury in Golden State's 113-109 win against the Detroit Pistons on Friday night when he went up for an offensive rebound in the third quarter but banged into Pistons guard Jaden Ivey. He visibly was in pain and immediately headed to the locker room where he soon after was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

"Yeah, it's tough," Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters after the game. "I feel so bad for Chris. I know he's had a couple of hand surgeries before, I believe. Maybe, I think it was on the other hand. I saw him holding it and instantly was worried, and so I just got the word after walking off the floor.

"So I feel terrible for Chris and, obviously, guys will step up and be ready to play, and we've got to hold down the fort without him."

Before the injury, Paul was averaging 8.9 points and 7.2 assists in 32 games this season.

Paul's injury comes just a few days after the Warriors announced Payton II would miss at least three weeks with a grade 2 hamstring.

With both Payton II and Paul out for the next couple of weeks, this likely would mean more minutes for Warriors young guard Moses Moody, a clear fan favorite whose minutes inconsistently have fluctuated this season.

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