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Major Injury Update For Rockets Star Chris Paul

chris paul and lebron james talk during a game this season

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20: Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets speaks with LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers after he was ejected for fighting during the second half of a basketball game at Staples Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Chris Paul has been out of action for over a month, but the nine-time All-Star is nearing his return to the Houston Rockets.

The veteran guard injured his hamstring on Dec. 20 against the Miami Heat. It was an injury similar to the one that forced him to miss the last two games of the Western Conference Finals.

Although Houston has been without its floor general since late December, James Harden has shouldered the load for the entire offense. The reigning MVP is starting to solidify himself as the best scorer of his generation.

Harden is averaging 45.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.2 assists over the past 10 games.

Despite the fact that Harden is playing at such an elite level, the Rockets can use another playmaker to remove some of the pressure off him.

Fortunately for Houston, Paul is nearing a return to the hardwood and it's very possible that he suits up on Sunday.

Mike D'Antoni announced that Paul will miss tonight's game against the Toronto Raptors, but his status for the weekend matchup with the Orlando Magic looks promising.

Houston currently holds the fifth seed in the Western Conference.

With Clint Capela expected to be out for another few weeks, the news of Paul inching closer to his return is perfect timing for the Rockets.