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Los Angeles Clippers' Caron Butler holds his head after the Phoenix Suns took the lead late in the fourth quarter during their NBA basketball game in Phoenix, Arizona, April 19, 2012. (REUTERS/Darryl Webb)
Los Angeles Clippers' Caron Butler holds his head after the Phoenix Suns took the lead late in the fourth quarter during their NBA basketball game in Phoenix, Arizona, April 19, 2012. (REUTERS/Darryl Webb)

Clippers' Butler out 4-to-6 weeks with broken left hand Add to ...

Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler is likely out for the rest of the playoffs after breaking his left hand in Game 1 against Memphis.

The team said Monday that Butler is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks after getting hurt late in the third quarter of the Clippers' 99-98 win Sunday night.

He broke the fifth metacarpal in his left hand and an X-ray taken at the arena during the game confirmed the injury.

Butler scored 12 points in the game.

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