Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute is expected to miss eight weeks of action after undergoing knee surgery on Wednesday, the team announced in a press release. The surgery, a partial medial meniscectomy in his left knee, was performed by Dr. Riley Williams in New York.
Mbah a Moute was originally injured when the Clippers played the Pelicans on October 23, receiving various non-surgical treatment options in the months that followed. He’ll finish the 2018/19 season with just four games played.
The Clippers are gearing up for another postseason run, sporting a strong unit around the likes of Lou Williams, Danilo Gallinari and Montrezl Harrell. Mbah a Moute signed a free-agent contract to join the team last offseason, marking his second professional stint with the team.
Mbah a Moute’s estimated timetable for recovery falls in the middle of the Western Conference Finals. He’s scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, holding 11 years of NBA experience with six teams.