An MRI performed on Hornets guard Chris Paul confirmed a left ankle sprain. He is out indefinitely. Paul will be re-evaluated on a regular basis and his status will be updated as necessary.
We dont know the answer, Hornets GM/coach Jeff Bower said after Mondays team practice of the timetable for Pauls return. Chris will be very active with his rehab, but we dont know how fast hell heal. So instead of throwing out dates or numbers, like youve seen already (in some internet and published reports), were going to evaluate it on an ongoing basis every week and see where hes at.
Hes going to be limited for awhile. We hope for his return as quick as possible. (But) hell be out for awhile.
Paul suffered the injury with 40 seconds left in the third quarter of Fridays game against Portland when he came down on Joel Przybillas ankle.
In 10 games this season, Paul is averaging 23.8 points (10th in the NBA) on 59 percent shooting (6th in the NBA), 9.2 assists (3rd in the NBA) and 1.7 steals (15th in the NBA) in 34 minutes of play. In addition, he leads the NBA in three point percentage (.655).