Clippers guard Paul George is set to miss the next 2-3 weeks after suffering a sprained right knee in yesterday’s 101-100 loss to the Thunder.
He could potentially miss the remainder of the regular season and a timetable for his return in the postseason will become clearer once he is re-evaluated, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
The injury happened when George’s leg collided with Thunder guard Lu Dort’s leg and caused his knee to buckle, in what looked like a very awkward and painful knock.
“I went up for the rebound, kind of hit his leg,” Dort said after the game. “I didn’t do it on purpose, definitely an accident.”
The video is below but it does come with a warning that it’s quite graphic.
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PG-13 was helped off the court by Clippers staff as it seemed he couldn’t put any weight on his right leg, but not before posting 18 points on 9-of-17 shooting, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in 34 minutes.
The six-time All-Star took to Twitter to express his gratitude to the fans after “Prayers for PG” was trending on Twitter.
🙏🏾 Appreciate y’all 🙏🏾
— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) March 22, 2023
PG-13 has averaged 23.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 56 games this season.
Before Tuesday’s one-point loss, LAC had won five of their last six games and will have to continue to notch wins to stay out of the play-in tournament.
Luckily, Kawhi Leonard is healthy and they will hopefully be welcoming back guard Norman Powell soon, which will help them to retain their fifth seed in the Western Conference.