(Reuters) - Sacramento Kings forward Chuck Hayes will be sidelined for about three to four weeks after dislocating his left shoulder in Thursday's win against the Milwaukee Bucks, the National Basketball Association (NBA) team said on Friday.
Hayes was injured when he collided with Bucks center Drew Gooden with his left arm extended in the second quarter of the game.
The injury occurred one night after Hayes hit the floor hard after taking a charge from Denver's Chris Andersen.
"That's in my top five all-time for charges," Hayes told reporters on Thursday. "The one from Birdman (Andersen) was more painful than any charge I've taken. I saw him coming down the lane for a dunk, a big man coming full speed, and I knew it'd hurt."
Hayes, who signed a four-year, $22.4 million contract with the Kings in the offseason, has averaged 5.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists this season.
(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Gene Cherry)