Bobcats lose C Chandler to hip, elbow injuries

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — 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 Chicago 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 Toronto for the final playoff spot.