Chris Paul diagnosed with concussion

Updated: March 7, 2011, 1:55 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

CLEVELAND -- New Orleans point guard Chris Paul was taken from the floor on a stretcher after suffering an apparent head injury during the third quarter Sunday night in the Hornets' game against Cleveland.

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Paul lost the ball driving into the lane and hit his forehead on the right shoulder of Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions. Paul stayed on the floor as trainers from both teams attended to him.

Paul, who was moving his legs and feet, was placed on a flat board and a brace was put on his neck. He was wheeled to the locker room and gave a thumbs up to the crowd as he left the court.

Paul was taken to an area hospital and the Hornets released a statement following the game saying the veteran point guard had suffered a concussion. Paul was released from the hospital and rejoined the Hornets for the team's flight to Chicago but has been ruled out for Monday's game.

Paul had 13 points and 11 assists in 26 minutes. Cleveland was leading 61-60 with 4:36 remaining in the third quarter and went on to a 96-81 victory.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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