Paul to miss 4-6 weeks after surgery
New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul will be out about four
to six weeks after having arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday.
Paul will start rehabilitating immediately and be on crutches
for two or three weeks, the team announced.
He will miss the Feb. 14 All-Star Game at Cowboys Stadium in
“Obviously this is a tough thing for me,” Paul said in a
statement. “I have been fortunate through my career as a basketball
player to not have suffered many injuries. The main thing is for me
to get back healthy and to help this team however I can.”
Paul was injured Jan. 27 against Golden State, then
aggravated the injury when he collided with a camera while chasing
an errant pass in the final seconds of regulation against the
Chicago Bulls last Friday.
New Orleans (26-23) is in danger of missing the playoffs for
the first time in three years. The Hornets have lost three
consecutive home games and are in last place in the Southwest
Division, two games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the
Paul sat out eight games earlier this season with a sprained
ankle. New Orleans is 5-6 when he does not play.