Injury to elbow shelves Caron Butler

Updated: March 12, 2013, 7:50 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler suffered a left elbow strain Sunday in the team's 129-97 win over the Detroit Pistons and will be out approximately one week.

Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro announced the diagnosis after Butler underwent an MRI Monday morning. He said the diagnosis is good news given how bad Butler looked after Sunday's game.

"Last night I wasn't too optimistic when I saw him after in the training room. He wasn't pretty," Del Negro said. ...

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