Paul George: Los Angeles Clippers star sidelined with elbow ligament tear, injury requires rest and further evaluation | NBA News

LA Clippers All-Star striker Paul George is set for a spell on the sidelines with an elbow ligament injury.

George sustained an ulnar collateral ligament injury in his right elbow, announced on Saturday by the team. The Clippers’ top scorer will now rest and is set to be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks, at which point the next steps will be determined.

This is a further blow to a team that is already dealing with the absence of Kawhi Leonard, who is already indefinitely detained after having surgery in July to repair a partial ACL injury to his right knee.

George missed five straight games this month after spraining his elbow on December 6 against the Portland Trail Blazers. George rehabilitates and returns to play for the Clippers on December 20 against the San Antonio Spurs and two days later against the Sacramento Kings.

It was reported that the Clippers star experienced some pain upon his return and further tests have now revealed the torn ligament.

George, 31, averages 24.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.5. assists this season.

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