Norman Powell Fractures Bone In Foot

Clippers guard Norman Powell has suffered a fractured medial sesamoid bone in his left foot, the team announced. The treatment is non-surgical at this time and no timetable was issued for his return.

Powell, 28, missed the team’s game against Dallas on Saturday due to the injury. He last played against the Mavericks on Thursday, finishing with 19 points, six rebounds and six assists in 34 minutes of action.

As Jeff Stotts of In Street Clothes tweets, sesamoid fractures aren’t a common injury for NBA players, but since 2005/06, the average time lost for a player with that diagnosis is about 19 games. If Powell’s return timeline is in that neighborhood, he could be back before the end of the regular season — Los Angeles currently has 24 games left.

Powell was acquired by the Clippers in a trade before last Thursday’s deadline. Los Angeles gave up Eric BledsoeJustise WinslowKeon Johnson and a 2025 second-round pick in the deal, also getting back Robert Covington.

With Powell out, Terance Mann, Amir Coffey and Luke Kennard will likely see more action. Head coach Tyronn Lue started Mann in place of Powell on Saturday.

Powell joins star players Paul George (elbow) and Kawhi Leonard (ACL) as players who are sidelined, but the Clippers still rank eighth in the West at 28-30.

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