Los Angeles Clippers will be without Chris Paul for the next six weeks, after the six-time NBA All-Star point guard was diagnosed with a separated shoulder.
The 28-year-old was injured in the third quarter of Friday's 119-112 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, when he tripped over guard Monta Ellis.
Results of an MRI scan on Sunday showed that he will not need surgery.
Paul 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.
Darren Collison - who started 47 games last season in Dallas, and has started 221 games in his five seasons in the NBA - replaced Paul as the Clippers' starting point guard.
Collison scored 14 points in Saturday's 92-116 defeat against the San Antonio Spurs, while Maalik Wayns was waived by coach Doc Rivers, opening up a roster spot for the Clippers to add another point guard to the team.