Chris Paul injury update: Suns guard to miss one week with groin injury
Chris Paul injury update: Suns guard to miss one week with groin injury
What we know about Chris Paul's groin injury

The Suns are hoping for the best regarding star guard Chris Paul.

In the third quarter of Phoenix's Game 2 matchup with the No. 1-seed Denver Nuggets, Paul suffered an apparent groin injury, ultimately resulting in him being ruled out for the game.

Given the Suns' title aspirations, Paul's status for the remainder of the series — and postseason — looms large. What does this mean for Paul and his team? Here's what we know about his injury.

What is Chris Paul's injury?

With five minutes remaining in the third quarter of Game 2, Paul boxed out Denver's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope before going up for a rebound. As Paul attempted to leap for the rebound, he reached for his left groin and began to move gingerly.

Here is the play where Paul suffered the apparent injury.

Chris Paul went to the locker room; he was grabbing at his groin area after this

— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) May 2, 2023

The Suns would rule Paul out for the remainder of Game 2 with what they deemed as left groin tightness at the moment.

How long will Chris Paul be out?

The Suns announced that Paul has been diagnosed with a left groin strain and he is considered "day-to-day."

According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Paul will be re-evaluated in one week after receiving an MRI on his groin injury on May 2.

The Suns are preparing to be without Paul for Games 3, 4 and 5.

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul is expected to be re-evaluated in one week after MRI on his groin injury today, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Suns are preparing to be without Paul through Games 3-5, sources said.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 2, 2023

After Game 2, Suns head coach Monty Williams told reporters that Paul could not push off "at all" after the injury.

The Sporting News will continue to provide updates on Paul's status as they are made available.

Suns vs. Nuggets schedule

Here is the full schedule for the second-round series between the Suns and Nuggets, with games airing on TNT and ESPN.

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Date Game Time (ET)/Result TV channel
April 29 Game 1 Nuggets 125, Suns 107 TNT
May 1 Game 2 Nuggets 97, Suns 87 TNT
May 5 Game 3 10 p.m. at Suns ESPN
May 7 Game 4 8 p.m. at Suns TNT
May 9 Game 5* TBD at Nuggets TNT
May 11 Game 6* TBD at Suns ESPN
May 14 Game 7* TBD at Nuggets TBD

*If necessary

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