Marques Johnson, the Clippers' star guard-forward, will be sidelined for two to three weeks because of a spinal cord injury, the team said Friday.
Johnson was injured Thursday night during a collision with teammate Benoit Benjamin late in the first half of the Clippers' 113-108 loss to Dallas.
Johnson was released from Daniel Freeman Hospital in Marina del Rey Friday morning after having been hospitalized overnight for observation and tests.
Dr. Tony Daly, the Clippers' team physician, said Johnson had suffered a bruised spinal cord. "He'll be sidelined two to three weeks, at which time his status will be re-evaluated," Daly said.