The NBA Playoffs are right around the corner as the regular season is quickly coming to a close.
However, the Los Angeles Clippers might be in trouble after Paul George fell to injury.
Now, the franchise receives a crucial update about their star small forward.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Paul George officially suffered a sprained right knee in Tuesday night’s game. The Clippers are going to re-evaluate him in two-three weeks.
ESPN Sources: After imaging today, Clippers star Paul George has a sprained right knee and will be re-evaluated in 2-to-3 weeks. pic.twitter.com/jgYytDarfs
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 22, 2023
With the play-in tournament set for April 11-14, the Clippers are likely going to be without Paul George for the remainder of the regular season.
Los Angeles is currently in fifth place with multiple teams on their heels. Losing George this late isn’t a great situation, even though they’re a favorite to at least make the playoffs.
Additionally, the news of the Clippers claiming they will re-evaluate their star forward in early April suggests that Paul George will be out longer than that duration of time.
There’s a chance LA will be without George in the opening round of the playoffs.
At the very least, Clippers fans are thrilled to know that George didn’t suffer a more serious injury.
Especially considering the fall didn’t look great as he was helped off of the court. Here are some of their reactions.
That is probably the best news it could have been
— NBAtweetsNBA (@NBAtweetsNBA) March 22, 2023
The return window is going to be tight.
Clippers back on top. Hopefully back in time for first round but I doubt it.
— UncleJimboWimbo (@RichBoiAbe) March 22, 2023
It definitely could have been worse. But the timetable could still be much longer than the two-three week evaluation period.
Good to hear it wasn’t worse
— Nathan (@nates_dunn) March 22, 2023
Look for more updates about Paul George to come to light in early April. Hopefully, his injury heals just fine and he can help Los Angeles in the postseason.