Rocket’s Paul Unlikely to Play in Game 7 Amid Hamstring Injury

Sun May,2018
Rocket’s Paul Unlikely to Play in Game 7 Amid Hamstring Injury Basketball

Point Guard Chris Paul of NBA's Houston Rockets deemed ‘less likely than likely’ to play in Game 7 on Monday. The game is against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals as reported by ESPN.

Paul suffered a hamstring injury during the fourth quarter of Houston’s Game 5 win. And according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, he is still working on every angle to try.

Before Game 6, Mike D’Antoni, head coach of Rockets shared that there was no shot for Paul to close out the Warriors at Oracle Arena.

The coach even shared with ESPN, "He'll play as soon as he can. As soon as he's able to walk or run, he'll do it. There was no shot at it today. Then we'll see going forward, but he's getting treatments around the clock. You never know. The body heals at different rates, and we'll see what happens."

Watch the highlights of Houston Rockets' Game 6. 

This is not the first time Paul spent time on the shelf in the playoffs as the same happened when he was with Los Angeles Clippers. In 2015, he had to be left out from the game because of a broken hand and a hamstring injury.

Moving along, the head coach of Golden State Warriors even shared his sympathy about the injury.

Watch Kerr speak about Paul's injury.

Steve Kerr said, "More than anything, I feel bad for Chris. The guy's a phenomenal player and competitor and pretty much willed his team the last two games. He's just been haunted by these types of injuries in his career, and it's a shame. I hate when anybody gets hurt."

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