Tuesday , 5 March 2024
Home Uncategorized Clippers’ Paul George out weeks after suffering brutal knee injury against Thunder: report
Uncategorized

Clippers’ Paul George out weeks after suffering brutal knee injury against Thunder: report

https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2023/03/1200/675/Paul-George-2.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

Los Angeles Clippers star Paul George’s knee injury on Tuesday night was not good to look at on replay, and fans knew based on the video and the forward’s reaction a bad injury occurred. 

The Clippers learned George’s MRI results on Wednesday, and according to ESPN, he sustained a sprained right knee and will be reevaluated by the team in two-to-three weeks. 

George’s injury occurred when he appeared to collide with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Lu Dort in the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ 101-100 loss. As George landed after grabbing a rebound, video replay clearly showed his knee buckle, and he was in immediate pain. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM

Paul George #13 of the Los Angeles Clippers suffers an apparent knee injury during a basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Crypto.com Arena on March 21, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. 

Paul George #13 of the Los Angeles Clippers suffers an apparent knee injury during a basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Crypto.com Arena on March 21, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.  (Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

His Clippers teammates looks on as George was writhing in pain on the hardwood. Yet, the timeline for George, if he is healthy following the two-to-three weeks, will have him back on the court with those teammates between April 5 and April 13. 

Los Angeles’ last regular season game is April 9 against the Phoenix Suns prior to the playoffs beginning. The Clippers are currently the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference, which would earn them a chance to vie for the Larry O’Brien Trophy at the end of the year. 

WARRIORS’ DRAYMOND GREEN ADDRESSES ‘DISGUSTING’ RUMORS SURROUNDING TEAMMATE ANDREW WIGGINS

The Clippers would obviously like George to return on time, as he is the team’s leading scorer this season with 23.8 points averaged per game. Kawhi Leonard is right there with him at 23.7. 

George does have extensive injury history over his 13 years in the NBA, which includes a knee injury earlier this season. And this injury, though hard to look at live, isn’t the worst that’s happened to him. 

Paul George #13 of the Los Angeles Clippers lies on the floor after injuring his right knee on a foul by Luguentz Dort of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half at Crypto.com Arena on March 21, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Paul George #13 of the Los Angeles Clippers lies on the floor after injuring his right knee on a foul by Luguentz Dort of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half at Crypto.com Arena on March 21, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

He suffered a compound fracture of his tibia and fibula while playing in an intrasquad scrimmage with USA Basketball in 2014 after landing awkwardly against the base of a basketball hoop. 

CELTICS’ JAYLEN BROWN ‘THINKING ABOUT CLARIFYING’ REMARKS ON FUTURE WITH TEAM AMID SPECULATION

George has fought through other ailments since then to get back into the game and has earned himself six All-Star bids including this year. 

George thanked everyone that gave him positive reinforcement after the injury occurred on social media, saying “Appreciate y’all” with praying hand emojis. With nothing torn or broken, George will stick to his rehab and hope to return for a playoff run. 

Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers looks on during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 19, 2023 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon.

Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers looks on during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 19, 2023 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

In the meantime, the Clippers will lean on players like Leonard, Russell Westbrook and others to pick up the production left out in George’s absence. 

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

North Korea threatens military action in response to joint US-South Korean military drills

Join Fox News for access to this content Plus special access to...

Greek authorities rescue 100 migrants found in vessel off southern mainland

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities on Monday rescued 100 migrants found...

St. Vincent to deport 3 men suspected in yacht hijacking, US couple’s disappearance

Three men from Grenada suspected in the disappearance of a U.S. couple...

Gangs in Haiti try to seize control of main airport in newest attack on key government sites

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Heavily armed gangs tried to seize control of...