Chandler leaves in second quarter

Updated: April 14, 2010, 9:32 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Bobcats center Tyson Chandler hurt his hip and left elbow when he crashed to the floor in the second quarter of Wednesday's game against the Chicago Bulls and didn't return.

Chandler tried to grab a deflected pass along the sideline when he collided with Chicago's James Johnson and crashed to the floor on his left elbow and side.

An X-ray on his elbow was negative.

The injury happened not long after Bobcats coach Larry Brown said he faced a "dilemma" over whether to play his regulars in the final regular-season game. While Charlotte was locked into the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls entered the game in a race with the Toronto Raptors for the final playoff spot.

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