Chris Paul to have left knee surgery

New Orleans Hornets All-Star point guard Chris Paul will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday afternoon for a meniscal repair. Paul will undergo the surgery in Pensacola, Florida by Dr. James Andrews. A timetable for his injury will be determined following the surgery.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, “Paul will likely miss up to a month and not play in the Feb. 14 All-Star Game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.”

“Obviously you never want to be in this position to replace a guard like Chris Paul in the middle of the season,” said general manager and head coach Jeff Bower. “We want to continue to take advantage of the talent and skills that Darren and Marcus have shown over the course of this season.”