LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler suffered a left hip contusion in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Hornets and will not return.
After a missed lay-up, Butler fell hard into the bed of cameras positioned on the baseline with 3:16 left in the first quarter. He got up gingerly before heading to the locker room and did not return. Butler will be reevaluated on Monday and is currently listed as day-to-day.
The Clippers will play the majority of Sunday’s game against the Hornets with only nine healthy players. Nick Young did not dress Sunday with flu-like symptoms and Travis Leslie, who was called up Sunday from the NBA Development League, was inactive.