Chris Paul To Undergo Knee Surgery

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Published: February 1, 2010

Reports are flying from Yahoo News that Hornets’ superstar guard, Chris Paul, will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday, and will miss one to two months. The injury is reportedly a partial tear of his meniscus.

It’s being reported that the injury is not season ending, but is indeed more serious than the Hornets initially thought.

Not much else was known about the injury, which Paul suffered against Golden state, and aggravated during an overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls. He sat out the next game against Memphis.

Darren Collison is expected to be the primary benefactor of Paul’s minutes, but with the all the recent salary shedding there is no additional backup point guard. Bobby Brown, the former third string point guard, was recently dealt to reduce salary. Marcus Thornton filled in for a few minutes against Memphis, but he’s going to have to play 40 minutes a night as the shooting guard.

Morris Peterson, who has seen only 151 minutes this year, will immediately become the Hornets primary, and only, backup guard.

Julian Wright should see more time as well, but he’s proven to be even more ineffective at the 2 than the 3.

It’s likely the Hornets will search for help from the D-league, but with only 311,000 dollars to work with before going over the luxury tax, it won’t be easy.

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