Paul to miss up to 6 weeks with shoulder injury

Dallas, TX ( - Los Angeles Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul could miss up to six weeks with a Grade 3 AC Joint separation in his right shoulder.

Paul landed awkwardly on his right shoulder after tripping over Mavericks guard Monta Ellis on Jan. 3, stayed on the ground for a moment and immediately exited for the locker room upon being helped to his feet.

An MRI on Sunday revealed the injury and he was re-evaluated by team doctors, who determined that Paul could miss more time than originally anticipated.

Over 34 games this season, Paul was averaging 19.6 points and 11.2 assists per game.

01/05 20:09:42 ET