Clips star George to be reevaluated in 2-3 weeks

LA Clippers All-Star guard Paul George will certainly miss out on a minimum of the following 2 weeks with a sprained right knee, the group introduced Wednesday.

George will certainly be reviewed in a couple of weeks as well as is anticipated to miss out on the continuing to be 9 regular-season video games the Clippers have actually left. George’s timeline for a prospective return in the playoffs will certainly be more clear once he is reviewed, resources informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Clippers guard was wounded after he landed awkwardly after clashing knee-to-knee with Oklahoma City’s Lu Dort late in the 4th quarter of the Clippers’ 101-100 loss on Tuesday evening.

George’s ideal knee showed up to flex backwards as well as he required assistance to stroll off the court after numerous mins down on the flooring. George was later on completed by 2 staffers in the passage to the storage locker area.

The All-Star guard left Field late Tuesday evening on the back of a cart with his ideal leg prolonged. He responded on his escape.

The Clippers as well as George had actually started to play a few of their finest basketball considering that getting numerous brand-new items like Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon as well as Mason Plumlee in February. They won 5 of 6 video games going into Tuesday’s evening’s video game versus Oklahoma City as well as George was really feeling much healthier after handling an ideal knee problem.

George looked as eruptive as he has all period, tossing down 2 emphasize dunks, consisting of an amazing spinning dunk on the standard in the 3rd quarter.

The All-Star guard wounded his knee with 4:38 continuing to be. A number of staffers, execs as well as gamers looking really worried after the loss. In August 2014, George endured a terrible tibia-fibula crack to his reduced ideal leg when his leg landed as well as twisted at the base of a basket stanchion throughout a united state nationwide group intrasquad skirmish.

The Clippers have a rematch versus Oklahoma City in the house on Thursday. With 9 video games continuing to be in the routine period, the Clippers will certainly attempt to remain in the leading 6 of the Western Meeting playoff standings as well as out of the play-in.

Nevertheless, the Clippers do have 2 back-to-back collections of video games continuing to be, as well as Kawhi Leonard has actually remained one video game throughout back-to-backs as component of the group’s health insurance plan for the franchise business ahead.

” Following guy up,” Leonard claimed on Tuesday evening when asked if George needs to miss out on time. “We’ll see. We obtained a team of people that still wish to win, that like to play basketball, so we’ll see what occurs.”

The Clippers might obtain some assistance quickly with Norman Powell recuperating from a left shoulder subluxation injury. He has actually missed out on 8 straight video games yet has actually been exercising.

” We have gamers as well as Standard is returning rather quickly,” ahead Nic Batum claimed on Tuesday evening. “We certainly miss our colleague, [but] we still obtained a great instructor, excellent group. Certainly, PG is a significant trick for us. If we need to go via a long time without him, we simply need to go available as well as win some video games.”

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