The Clippers have taken another hit as they will be without star forward Paul George for the foreseeable future.
At Christmas, the team announced that George suffered an elbow injury that will be reevaluated in three to four weeks. George missed five games with an elbow injury earlier in the month and will now lose time after playing two games.
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This season, George is averaging 24.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists for the Clippers, who are 14-12 when he adapts.
What’s next for George? Here’s what we know about his injury and his possible return to the court.
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What is Paul George’s injury?
According to the Clippers, George suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right elbow.
The Clippers say Paul George will be reevaluated in 3-4 weeks due to an elbow injury. pic.twitter.com/kBcrfrvaly
– Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) December 25, 2023
According to The AthleticGeorge’s problems with his right elbow date back to the 2018 offseason.
How long will Paul George be gone?
The Clippers’ statement says George will be reevaluated in 3-4 weeks, which means he will be out of the game for at least the next three weeks of action. Injury analyst Jeff Stotts reports that in the NBAUCL sprains have generally kept players out for about 28 days or 13 games of action.
George was already out of the game for two weeks in December, but it’s unclear whether his return to action made the injury worse.
LA is scheduled to speak 15 times in the next four weeks.
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