1:42pm: George has a sprained right knee and will be reevaluated in about two or three weeks, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link). The team has confirmed Wojnarowski’s report.
There are just two-and-a-half weeks left in the regular season, and Woj says (via Twitter) that George isn’t expected to play in any of the Clippers’ nine remaining games. Once he’s reevaluated, his timeline for a potential postseason return will be clearer, Woj adds.
7:55am: Clippers forward Paul George suffered an apparent right leg injury during the fourth quarter of the team’s loss to Oklahoma City on Tuesday and left Crypto.com Arena on a cart with his leg extended, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.
It’s not yet clear how significant George’s injury might be. Head coach Tyronn Lue said after the game that he didn’t have any immediate updates, adding that the 32-year-old was still being evaluated. However, it didn’t look good in real time.
The injury occurred with about 4:40 left in the fourth quarter. After Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed a jump shot, George and Thunder forward Luguentz Dort went up for the rebound and their legs appeared to collide. George landed awkwardly and fell to the floor in obvious pain (video link). He stayed down for several minutes, then required assistance to walk to the locker room.
It’s unfortunate timing for George and the Clippers, who had been playing some of their best basketball of the season in recent weeks. Entering Tuesday’s game, they’d won five of their last six contests and George had talked recently about feeling good physically after dealing with a right knee issue last month.
While the hope is that the injury will end up being a minor one, Clippers forward Nicolas Batum said the team will be prepared to continue its playoff push with or without the eight-time All-Star.
“We have players and Norm (Powell) is coming back pretty soon,” Batum said. “We obviously miss our teammate, (but) we still got a good coach, good team. Of course, PG is a huge key for us. If we have to go through some time without him, we just have to go out there and win some games.”
16 thoughts on “Paul George Sprains Knee, Out At Least 2-3 Weeks”
Clippers year 4 really doing this again. I remember when the lakers had salary room for Leonard and then ended up using it a year later for Westbrook.
We’ve moved on boss
Wrong. Lakers turn to sign Danny Green and KCP.
man were what 4 years into this super team and we have nothing. Clippers had a better team before they gave up Shai and all the depth and picks for Playoff P and the Claw. They would have seriously been better off not making those moves and signing say, Jimmy Buckets. Back in the 2019 Offseason.
Kawhi tried to recruit jimmy to the Clippers but he was so dead set on going to heat
Because the Heat are a better team and actually well run.
Take Paul George off the clippers and butler off the heat ! Clippers have a way better roster and a owner that doesn’t care about the luxury tax unlike Mickey Mouse Arison
That better roster you claim the Clippers have sure can’t do much without George or Leonard when they both miss time.
The heat don’t win anything when butler is out !
Not to mention the issues with Heat arena. Still no real comments on the spilled medical waste. Between that and the FTX thing it’s a really bad look for the franchise.
Clippers have 2 easy games left
7 tough games
Likely 6th seed
Likely 9th seed
Likely 6th seed
Likely 7th seed
Likely 9th seed
If lose 2 games to Lakers and lose 2 games to Nuggets
Suns are likely 9th seed
Clippers are cursed lols……..
Looked a lot worse to me. Hope he’s good.
Just get well PG13. Playoffs …. playoffs