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Chris Paul has surgery on thumb

Updated: August 22, 2012, 1:30 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, the team announced.

Paul's injury occurred last month during Team USA training camp in Las Vegas.

The surgery was performed by hand specialist Dr. Steven Shin at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

"(The surgery) was something we wanted him to get done now so it doesn't bother him later," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro ...

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