Report: Rockets’ Chris Paul set for MRI on injured hamstring
Houston Rockets All-Star point guard Chris Paul exited Thursday’s game against the Miami Heat with a strained left hamstring, and head coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters postgame something every Houston fan hoped wasn’t going to be the case.
Chris Paul will undergo an MRI on his hamstring on Friday. D’Antoni believes CP3 is going to be out for a while.
The word on Chris Paul: “It’ll be some time,” Mike D’Antoni said. MRI tomorrow on the left hamstring.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) December 21, 2018
Chris Paul strained his hamstring just 12 minutes into the game. He finished with four points and four assists.
As everyone Rockets fan knows, hamstring ailments have been plaguing Paul for years now, and as he gets older, it’s only going to get worse for the nine-time All-Star.
Houston wasn’t able to rebound from Paul’s injury in the 2018 Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors, and the same thing happened versus the Heat on Thursday. The Rockets lost 101-99 and are now 16-15 on the season.
The MRI results will tell us if Chris Paul suffered a Grade 1 or 2 hamstring strain. Either way, based off of D’Antoni’s comments, it looks like Paul is going to miss multiple games.
The offensive burden is now going to fall on James Harden’s shoulders even more, something the reigning MVP is probably not looking forward to since he’s already playing a ton of minutes on the season.
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