Jan 3, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) falls to the court while dribbling past Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis (11) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. Paul sprained his right shoulder and did not return to the game. The Clippers defeated the Mavericks 119-112. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Injury News: Chris Paul to Miss Six Weeks

You’ve surely heard that Chris Paul will be out due to a separated shoulder injury suffered against the Dallas Mavericks. The team has officially announced that the superstar will miss six weeks and won’t have surgery. Here is the press release:

The Los Angeles Clippers announced that point guard Chris Paul underwent an MRI today and was reevaluated by team doctors. For more information, please click here: http://on.nba.com/1eAwI0I

Paul has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 AC joint separation and will be out up to six weeks. No surgery is required for Paul, who suffered the injury in the third quarter of the Clippers win over Dallas on Jan. 3.

The six-time NBA All-Star has appeared in 34 games this season, averaging 19.6 points, a league-high 11.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.

An obvious downer for Paul to miss six weeks of play, but it’s a good sign seeing as he doesn’t have to get surgery on the injury, which would have kept him sidelined for a longer period of time. The stated timetable will likely keep Paul out until the All-Star break.

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