Chris Paul has been the leader of the Phoenix Suns all season, even garnering MVP consideration. He brought them back to the playoffs and was the key factor in their improvement. Chris Paul was always going to be key: his leadership and his experience are top-tier, especially for a young team like Phoenix.
The Phoenix Suns suffered a huge injury scare during their current game against the Los Angeles Lakers. For a moment, it looked like Chris Paul was down with a serious injury after a mid-air collision with LeBron James.
There is no doubt that a Chris Paul injury would be detrimental to the Phoenix Suns and their playoffs hopes. There is an argument to be made that fully healthy, they are one of the teams to win it all. Seeing Chris Paul win a championship would be well-received by the majority of fans, as he is a legend even without that elusive ring.
It seems though Chris Paul will end up making his return to the game, as the injury doesn't seem severe. The official diagnosis was a shoulder contusion, and it seems as though he has been cleared to play.
The series will be a lot more exciting if everyone stays healthy. The Phoenix Suns need their leader during the biggest games that they have played in a very long time. The Phoenix Suns regular season was already a resounding success. Hopefully, that success continues into the playoffs. Chris Paul's presence will be crucial, and it is a relief that the injury isn't serious.