First Gordon Hayward, then Jeremy Lin, and now Chris Paul.
By far, the most threatening thing to NBA athletes today is their own bodies, which frequently get banged up and bruised playing the game they love. For Chris Paul, his season has already been cut short, before it even really got a chance to begin.
The injury goes back to the pre-season when Paul banged knees with Mario Chalmers in a match with the Grizzlies. In Tuesday's season opener against Golden State, he appeared to re-aggravate the injury, leading to an early exit. Reports from the Houston locker room indicate that CP could be out longer than we all thought, at 2-4 weeks, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.
The superstar point guard was Houston's prized acquisition this summer and was expected to make them a threat to the Golden State Warriors this season. And while it's still too early to tell how the team will fare this year, having their big-time point guard go down so early won't help a thing.