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Chris Paul underwent thumb surgery, out for eight weeks

LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul on Tuesday underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.

Paul, who a member of USA gold medal winning team at 2012 London Olympic Games, which ended earlier this month, picked up the injury prior to the Games, but decided to wait until afterwards to have his medical processors.

He picked up the thump injury during Team USA’s training camp for the Olympics. The former New Orleans star started all of Team USA’s eight games at the Games – and averaged 8.3 points, 5.1 assists and 2.5 steals.

Meanwhile, the LA Clippers team said Paul is expected to be out of basketball activities for around eight weeks, which means he could miss the NBA season opener against Memphis on Oct. 31.

DWAYNE SIMPSON

Dwayne is a former high school and college athlete who now enjoys life off the court and off the track. He is a former contributor for the News World weekly magazine and online website.

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