It was an unfortunate play of events as it turned out that LA Clippers’ star Paul George is most likely to undergo surgery to recover from a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right elbow. A surgery of such degree would derail him from playing, and will likely sit out this season.
Injury Update: Paul George OUT for 3-4 weeks due to an unpleasant elbow injury
It was initially reported that the 7-time All-star would miss out three to four weeks, but according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the likelihood of considering surgery is a real possibility.
Surgery could be a’ real option’ for Paul George, which could keep him out the rest of the season, per @WindhorstESPN pic.twitter.com/IDFuHSeCgd
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 25, 2022
The 31- year old has only seen 26 games this season, and those games had averages of 24.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists.
The Clippers are in a very rocky situation, with both of their best players recovering. Kawhi Leonard is unavailable as he tends to a torn ACL he suffered last postseason and is yet to be reevaluated. This leaves both players and coaches to fully maximize and work with what they have, giving Reggie Jackson and Terance Mann to carry the offensive load.
Clippers and fans of George hope for a speedy recovery to return to lift LA into contention again.