Chris Paul of Houston Rockets out indefinitely with strained left hamstring

Miami Heat star Chris Paul

Miami Heat star Chris Paul

The Houston Rockets were dealt a major blow on Thursday night, after Chris Paul suffered a hamstring injury that will keep him out "indefinitely". D'Antoni did not specify how long Paul would be out, saying only, "It'll be some time". When guard Chris Paul went after a loose ball in the first half, he immediately pulled up, grabbing his hamstring in the process.

Here's a look at the play, courtesy of National Basketball Association on TNT, which resulted in what's been revealed as a left hamstring strain.

Paul left the game and did not return.

Update: As ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski revealed, there's optimism that Paul will miss just two-to-three weeks potentially. "In this offense you need all of the playmaking that you can have, and usually me, Chris, and James [Harden] have the ball in our hands trying to play-make for other people and provide good scoring".

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Although the future Hall of Famer signed a four-year, $159.7-million contract this past offseason, Paul's durability has been questioned. General manager Daryl Morey announced the injury on Friday after Paul had an MRI and said he will be re-evaluated in about two weeks.

"It's definitely going to be tough", Gordon said of the prospects of being without Paul for a while again.

"We've got to figure it out", he told reporters.

He is averaging 15.6 points and eight assists and four rebounds this season, playing in more than 33 minutes per game. He also missed Games 6 and 7 of the Western Conference Finals last season with a right hamstring injury, when the Golden State Warriors rallied back to take the series and reach the NBA Finals.

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