We had been going to study extra about Paul George‘s return from damage on Friday as he underwent an MRI. And whereas Clippers followers might not have gotten the information they had been in search of, they will nonetheless stroll away feeling good.
Coach Tyronn Lue mentioned that George’s MRI revealed that he “will want extra time” earlier than returning to the ground, based on Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. Lue additionally confused that George is “feeling higher.”
George has been out since Dec. 22 after it was realized he had torn the UCL in his proper elbow. All of it stems again to an damage earlier within the month, nonetheless, as he sprained the ligament on Dec. 6 however rushed again to return on Dec. 20 after lacking 4 video games.
He performed on Dec. 20 and Dec. 22, however after taking part in 32 minutes that night time, he reported extra ache within the elbow. It was introduced after the sport he would miss three weeks with the torn UCL.
In January, Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer reported that the Clippers had been working below the likelihood that George might not return to the courtroom this season. There’s already the likelihood that his counterpart Kawhi Leonard will not see the ground in 2021-22, as he stays out with a knee damage.
Nevertheless, on Friday, Law Murray of The Athletic reported that George is figuring out and staying in form in anticipation of a potential return in March. The workforce didn’t disclose whether or not or not the MRI outcomes assist that timeline, however they definitely level in the fitting course.
Every time George does return, it is going to be an enormous increase for a Clippers squad that has carried out an honest job of treading water in his absence. They entered Friday at 30-31, good for eighth within the Western Convention and a agency spot within the play-in image.
Over 26 appearances this season, George is averaging 24.7 factors, 7.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists per sport.