Chris Paul sidelined indefinitely with hand fracture requiring surgery

Warriors sixth player Chris Paul, who has helped elevate the bench and relieve Stephen Curry's shot-creation load, will miss indefinitely after surgery to repair a fractured left hand.

After running into Jaden Ivey while grabbing an offensive rebound in the third quarter of the Warriors' victory against the Pistons Friday, Paul was hurt.

The organization stated Paul would need surgery after he left the game and returned to the locker room. The Warriors did not specify his comeback date.

Jeff Stotts of InStreetClotes stated CP3's absence would depend on whether metacarpal bone is shattered, but the average was 17.5 games. After breaking his metacarpal, Stephen Curry missed 58 games.

"Yeah, it's tough," Warriors coach Steve Kerr told Ali Thanawalla NBC Sports Bay Area after the game. "I feel sorry for Chris. He's undergone two hand surgery, I think. Perhaps it was the other way. I was scared when I saw him holding it, so I just heard after getting up. I feel awful about Chris, but players will stand up and play, and we must push on without him."

Stotts said CP3 had surgery on his left thumb and injuries to both hands.

Paul averages 8.9 points and 7.2 assists a game this season, and the club is +8.9 points per 100 possessions with him.

Kerr claimed this will give Moses Moody more minutes, who has been disgruntled by uneven playing time and rotation. 

Watch this space for further developments.