Chris Paul's long injury history took another brutal turn ahead of the 2022 NBA All-Star Game. The Phoenix Suns star has been as stellar as he has been injury-prone throughout his career. Now, the 12-time All-Star will have to spend more time on the sideline dealing with a new injury.

According to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, Paul suffered a right thump avulsion fracture and will be evaluated in over a month. Paul alluded to missing some time because of his injury and said that the Suns will hold the fort down if he does. Now, we'll see if they truly can.

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Paul's injury was not the only one to be announced right before the All-Star Game, as Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell announced he would be sitting out the game due to an upper respiratory disease. According to The Athletic's David Alridge, Paul will still play in the game, though both teams know he will be playing injured.

The Suns have the league's best record at 48-10 and Devin Booker, a fellow All-Star, to lead the way while Paul recovers. Phoenix, who is stellar on both sides of the ball, should be able to do well while Paul recovers. They may have to hit the buyout market to find a more reliable bench player, though.

Paul may heal in time to play in the first round of the playoff. Once he gets back, the Suns will look to finish the job they started last season.