The Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul is expected to miss three to five weeks after separating his right shoulder against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
Paul suffered the injury with 6:43 left in the third quarter of the Clippers' 119-112 road victory. Paul left the arena in a sling and didn't speak with reporters. The point guard is expected to receive an MRI on Sunday or Monday in Los Angeles after the trip to determine the severity of his injury, a source told Yahoo Sports.
Paul is averaging 19.6 points and an NBA-high 11.2 assists this season. Veteran point guard Darren Collison will start in place of Paul against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. Collison has previous starting experience and is averaging 8.5 points and 2.1 assists in 18.9 minutes per game for the Clippers this season.
"'Everybody's got to step up and play big. But we'll be fine," Collison told the Associated Press.