Chris Paul

CP3 out for Warriors-Clippers with leg injury, reportedly day to day

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The Warriors have caught the injury bug.

Chris Paul has been ruled out for Golden State's Thursday night home game against the Los Angeles Clippers with a nerve injury in his lower left leg.

The veteran point guard left the Warriors' Tuesday road loss to the Kings with lower left leg soreness early in the third quarter, and he'll be day to day in his return to play, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday, citing sources.

Along with Paul, Warriors guard/forward Gary Payton II was injured Tuesday at Golden 1 Center. The 30-year-old suffered a torn right calf in the loss and will be sidelined "indefinitely," The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Wednesday, citing sources.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday night on 95.7 The Game's "Willard & Dibs" that Paul and Payton underwent MRIs earlier in the day and the team would release an official injury update on both players Thursday.

"What was interesting about last night's game is we finally had everybody healthy," Kerr said.

That didn't last long. After Paul and Payton left the game, the Kings stormed back from a 24-point deficit to clinch the NBA In-Season Tournament's West Group C. Paul and Payton's absence immediately was felt in the Warriors' loss, and Kerr and Co. certainly hope to have both veterans back soon.

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