Sport Paul George injury update: Clippers forward remains sidelined for a few more weeks with elbow injury
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LA Clippers star forward Paul George is still a few weeks away from returning to the court.
On Dec. 25, the team announced that George had sustained an elbow injury that will be re-evaluated in three to four weeks. George missed five games with an elbow injury earlier in the month and has been sidelined since returning for two games.
On Jan. 18, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that George will remain on the sidelines for a few more weeks as the team evaluates how the injury responds to rest.
Plan continues to be to evaluate how Paul George's right elbow responds to rest over next few weeks, sources tell ESPN.
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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 suits up.
What's next for George? Here's what we know about his injury and his potential return to the court.
What is Paul George's injury?
Per 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 because of an elbow injury.— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif)
, George's issues with his right elbow date back to the 2018 offseason.
How long will Paul George be out?
George has been sidelined since Dec. 25 and will remain out for a few more weeks., UCL sprains have typically held players out for roughly 28 days or 13 games of action.
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He had already been sidelined for two weeks in December but it is unclear whether or not his return to action made the injury worse.
LA is scheduled to take the floor 14 times before the All-Star break.
Clippers upcoming schedule 2021-22
|Jan. 19||at Nuggets||10:00 p.m.|
|Jan. 21||at 76ers||7:30 p.m.|
|Jan. 23||at Knicks||1:00 p.m.|
|Jan. 26||at Magic||7:00 p.m.|
|Jan. 28||at Heat||8:00 p.m.|
|Jan. 30||vs. Hornets||1:00 p.m.|
|Feb. 3||vs. Lakers||10:00 p.m.|
|Feb. 6||vs Bucks||9:00 p.m.|
|Feb. 8||at Grizzlies||8:00 p.m.|
|Feb. 10||at Mavericks||8:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 12||at Mavericks||8:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 14||vs. Warriors||10:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 15||at Suns||10:00 p.m.|
|Feb. 17||vs. Rockets||10:30 p.m.|
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