Sources have reported a major update on the knee injury that Paul George sustained during Tuesday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The entire NBA community was taken aback by the incident, but it appears that George has been fortunate enough to avoid any severe ligament damage. The injury is instead a knee sprain, which is undoubtedly a relief to all those concerned.
According to sources cited by AllClippers on Wednesday morning, George has suffered no significant ligament tears, and thus, surgery will not be necessary for his knee sprain. This development is being described as the “best-case scenario” by Clippers head coach Ty Lue, who expressed relief that the situation isn’t worse.
However, there is still some bad news. Sources have indicated that George is unlikely to return to the court this season, barring a significant playoff run by the Clippers. A first-round comeback might be too optimistic, and the team must first focus on getting to the second round of the playoffs to have a chance of seeing their star player in action again. This could be a challenging task for the LA Clippers, and they will need to be strategic to achieve it.
For the time being, the Clippers must figure out how to survive without George’s contributions and avoid the play-in tournament. They managed to secure a win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night and will face off against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday. However, they still have eight games left in the regular season, and they must maintain a two-game lead on the seventh seed to avoid any surprises.
In conclusion, it seems that George’s injury is not as severe as initially feared, but he will still be out for some time. The Clippers will need to rely on their other players to step up and perform if they hope to make a significant playoff run this season.