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Chris Paul Could Miss Major Portion Of The Season With Latest Injury

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)

After an abysmal start to the regular season, the Houston Rockets have won five of their past six games. Unfortunately that recent wave of momentum could come crashing down with this latest injury to Chris Paul.

During the Rockets' game against the Miami Heat, the veteran point guard suffered an injury to his hamstring in the second quarter. Paul is undergoing MRI tests today, as the team keeps its fingers crossed.

Nonetheless, Houston should probably brace for the worst possible news in this case. While the franchise is still waiting for the exact specifics on Paul's injury, the All-Star guard could miss about two months worth of action, according to Peter Vecsey.

Paul is having another strong campaign for the Rockets, averaging 15.6 points and 8.0 assists per game. Houston already relies on James Harden to carry the offense, and this injury will only increase the reigning MVP's workload. Considering how tight the Western Conference is right now, the timing of this news really strings for the Rockets. However, Mike D'Antoni has no choice but to find a rotation that can overcome this major loss. With the official word on Paul's injury possibly coming out in the next few hours, fans in Houston might want to hold their breath. Update: Although the Rockets feared the worse with Paul's injury, ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports that there is growing optimism that this injury could cost the All-Star guard just two or three weeks.

If this timetable holds true for Houston, then it certainly would be an ideal scenario for the team.