New Orleans Hornets All-Star point guard Chris Paul will miss the remainder of the season due to a ligament tear in his right middle finger. No surgery is required for the injury. The timetable for his return to basketball activities is approximately seven weeks.

“It has been a very difficult season for me in terms of injuries,” said Paul. “I hate not being out on the court helping my team, but the best thing for me to do is to get completely healthy. I am hopeful to be back playing basketball by June.”