Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul has revealed that he's finished feeling sorry for himself and is determined to get back on the court as soon as he can, reports ESPN.
Paul, who will be out of action for around six weeks, suffered a shoulder injury in the Clippers' 119-112 win over the Dallas Maverics last Friday.
And this past weekend Paul underwent an MRI scam and, despite not needing surgery, he will still be out of action for a sustained period of time.
However Paul isn't concerned about the Clippers whilst he is absent from the team.
Speaking to reporters, Paul said: "I'm not worried about us. That's the thing about our team, since training camp; we've done everything in case somebody goes down."
Now targeting a comeback, Paul admits it could have been worse and is looking forward to the recovery process. It's expected that he will be back on the court by the time the NBA All-Star Game takes place on February 16.
He continued by saying: "I want to play. And I need to play. I'm blessed. It could have been worse. I'm glad that it isn't what it could have been and I'm grateful and thankful for that but now it's all about attacking the rehab.
"I'm cool. It's one of those situations where it could have been worse. I woke up yesterday and was done feeling sorry for myself. I got to approach the rehab and get back as soon as I can.
"A lot of my friends and family reached out to me and things like that and everybody is like, 'it's OK you're going to come back stronger and tougher,' but I'm one of those people that right now, it's not all right. I want to play and I feel like I need to play. You just want to be out there to help your team. Now, it's about doing everything possible to get back."
The LA Clippers' next clash without Paul will be against the Boston Celtic as they look to make it back-to-back wins.