Paul out for up to six weeks, no surgery needed
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[January 06, 2014]
(Reuters) — All-Star point guard
Chris Paul will be sidelined for up to six weeks because of a separated
right shoulder but will not require surgery, the Los Angeles Clippers
said on Sunday.
The Clippers announced the prognosis after Paul, 28, had a
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam earlier in the day and was
also re-evaluated by team doctors.
Paul suffered the injury during the third quarter of the Clippers'
119-112 win against the Mavericks in Dallas on Friday when he
tripped over guard Monta Ellis.
He has since been diagnosed with a joint separation and "will be out
up to six weeks", the Clippers said in a statement.
Paul, a six-time All-Star, has appeared in 34 games for the
high-flying Clippers this season, averaging 19.6 points, a
league-high 11.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds.
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The 23-13 Clippers, who sit tied for fourth in the 15-team
Western Conference, were hammered 116-92 by the San Antonio
Spurs on Saturday in their first game without Paul.
(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles;
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