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Kemba Walker leaves with shoulder injury after running into Metta World Peace (VIDEO)

Nov 5, 2013, 9:50 PM EDT

It didn’t look good for Kemba Walker midway through the third quarter against the Knicks, when he ran into the brick wall otherwise known as Metta World Peace and appeared to be in a lot of pain after suffering some kind of shoulder injury.

While the pain was surely real, the injury itself turned out to be not all that serious.

Walker was deemed available to return by his team’s medical staff following X-rays (which were negative), and the official diagnosis (via Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer) was nothing more than a shoulder contusion.

Walker collided with Tyson Chandler earlier in the evening, resulting in an injury to Chandler that requires further examination before the extent of it can be determined.

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