Saturday, January 4th, 2014 at 1:43 pm  |  19 responses

Chris Paul Separates Right Shoulder Vs Mavericks


Chris Paul was taken to the locker room on Friday after suffering a shoulder injury, and a league source says it’s “too early to speculate” on when Paul might return.

After wrapping around a high DeAndre Jordan screen, Paul separated his right shoulder by colliding with Monta Ellis in the third quarter of the Clippers 119-112 win over the Mavs. (Click the link for a video of the injury.) From the L.A. Times:

Chris Paul hurried out of the Los Angeles Clippers’ locker room Friday night, his separated right shoulder in a black sling, a frown on his face, knowing that he could be out three to five weeks while recovering from the injury.

After their 119-112 win over the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center, the Clippers said that the All-Star point guard would remain with them for Saturday night’s game in San Antonio and then would be reevaluated Sunday after the team returns home.

An X-ray taken during Friday’s game revealed that Paul had suffered a separation, but Coach Doc Rivers said the team would await more details after further testing to find out “what grade” the injury is.

“We have to find out what is the injury,” Rivers said. “Is it three weeks, two weeks, five weeks? That has to do with what your decision-making is and that’s why we have to find out as soon as possible.”

Initial speculation indicates a 3-5 week recovery period, but we’ll have to wait until Paul is evaluated on Sunday before a definite timeline can be determined.

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  • Saleem Rainman

    it looked to me like he got hurt when he threw himself to the floor (flopped) after a bit of contact from ellis.

  • VanCityBBall

    So many injuries it’s really disgusting and sad at the same time to watch. Ryan Anderson is out too now…

  • Jessica Tiedeman

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    ☤☤☤☤ ☤☤☤☤୔☤ ☤☤☤☤ ☤☤☤☤☤knowing that he could be out three to five weeks while recovering from the injury.

  • The Seed

    Too bad they got rid of their future great player in Bledsoe. Bledsoe is killing with the Suns now. Suns just beat the Clippers. I told people he was better than what they thought and he should have been drafter higher, but John Wall go all the attention in Kentucky.

  • ratguts

    when keeping it floppy goes wrong.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    He honestly had plenty of opportunity to show his worth as a floor-leader to the Clipper brass. For some reason, probably lack of confidence, it didn’t quite come to the surface the past 2 seasons. Now his deficiencies are masked and his quickness highlighted with this speedy 2 guard line-up. It’s a better situation for both parties I believe. He deserves the opportunity to show what he can be capable of. With the Clips he would have remained a novelty act.

  • brothasdontsurf

    Where was Cliff at to break his flo…i mean fall?

  • TTN

    Best point guard in the NBA, to bad form the Clippers but Collinson can play well enough to hold it down till he gets back.

  • TTN

    Most definitely, that’s the issue with a lot of guys in the league they have the talent but are not on the coaches agenda or simply get lost in the rotation and don’t get the minutes to develop.

  • TTN

    You can say this type of stuff about many players in the NBA. Bledsoe always had talent but truthfully how much playing time was he going to really get to develop behind Chris Paul. League wide issue.

  • lonely

    Morons suggesting this is a CP flop gotta ask themselves why would a man do that at this time when he’s needed that bad. Honestly, speaking as a Clipper fan, if it’s only a few weeks, it won’t do us any harm, if anything, it might help. Our roster isn’t too tough for a while and this will give the second unit some necessary gusto. Dudley needs to rock it better, same as Barnes. SOMEONE TELL ME WHY DOC DOESN’T RUN PLAYS FOR DEANDRE? EVEN ONCE A GAME. DUDE COULD BE THE BEST CENTER IN THE GAME! He was flat out ballin versus the Mavs.
    Clipps for the chip!

  • Jerome

    He definitely got what a flopper can expect from karma.

  • Jerome

    You are clueless. I’m sure CP3 didn’t intend to injure himself while flopping. Jordan doesn’t have plays outside of lobs run for him because that’s his range. Best of luck removing your head from your bowels.

  • VanCityBBall

    JUST at the point guard spot; CP3, Rajon Rondo, Kyrie, Steve Nash, DRose, Russell Westbrook, and Bledsoe (even it is just projected to be a week) are all currently out. Am I missing anybody?

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    to add to that I think that Clipper management really facilitated a great situation for him. They didn’t ditch him so to say. I’ve watched probably every Clipper game for the past 2 season and I know the whole organization and CP3 were extremely fond of the kid. I’m very happy he’s doing well in Phoenix

  • TTN

    Oh yeah it’s nice to see guys get a shot to make a name for themselves. You see it so much in high school, college and the pros were guys have to wait their turn so to speak or don’t fit the coaches scheme of things. Bledsoe surely got placed in a good situation. I remember it was possibility for him to get sent to Boston and I remember thinking that’s no good. Honestly I didn’t think he and Dragic would click as well as they do.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    I think that most people thought Phoenix was going to be in the running for that #1 pick this year. I didn’t get LP this season so I haven’t seen him and Dragic in action much. But I can imagine that they feed off of each others fearless style of play.
    Tempted to get league pass just thinking about it but I made a vow to watch more college ball this year.

  • LobCity

    There wasn’t a coach’s agenda and he definitely didn’t get lost in the rotation. He was great for the Clippers. Any true Clippers fan that watched him over the past 3 years witnessed the talent and knew he’d be a great player. Nobody expected him to take CP3′s minutes so he simply played his role as the backup in limited minutes, stepped up when CP3 was hurt and occasionally took some of the SG’s minutes. All things considered, the Clippers didn’t mishandle the Bledsoe situation at all.

  • Cortez Mack

    I cannot tell if it was a “flop” or not, but…

    This may b the silliest comment I have ever seen here. And there have been a LOT of silly comments here.