Injury type: Torn meniscus
Injury year: 2010
Pre-injury stats: 345 G, 19.3 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 10.0 APG, 2.4 SPG, 0.1 BPG
Post-injury stats: 272 G, 17.8 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 9.8 APG, 2.4 SPG, 0.1 BPG
Given the load he had to carry in New Orleans, Chris Paul’s torn meniscus in February of 2010 was a very serious problem for all parties involved. He played just 45 games that season, and the normally explosive guard looked a step slow on both ends of the floor. However, since joining the Clippers for the 2011-12 season he has returned to being the Paul of old, averaging nearly 20 points and double-digit assists per game. He’s even ditched the huge knee brace he was wearing, visual confirmation that he isn’t slowing down any time soon.