When the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Phoenix Suns 1-0 on Sunday night, Paul George was not present on the court. Due to a knee injury, the eight-time All-Star is out of action, and no one is certain when he will return.
It has forced Paul George to watch from the sidelines for a while. The Clippers star hasn’t participated in an NBA game since March 21st of this year, to be more precise. Of course, the fact that he hasn’t yet appeared has caused people to become very concerned about his health.
The Clippers might be coping without him rather well right now. To put it mildly, their opponents are not ones that are simple to defeat. After all, they are the Phoenix Suns. This means that having him back for such a challenging first-round match would be very much desirable for the team.
With that said, let’s get to the topic of when Paul George will be back in the spotlight. Has his injury timetable undergone any kind of modification that you need to be aware of? Also Read: NBA Legend Willis Reed, a New York Knicks Hall of Famer, passes away at the age of 80
Is Paul George Playing Against Phoenix Suns?
The LA Clippers have declared Paul George out of the lineup for Tuesday’s Game 2 of the series against the Phoenix Suns. George has missed the Clippers’ last nine regular-season games due to an injured knee that he is still dealing with.
George will be out from the whole first-round series against the Suns, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Although he hasn’t been ruled out for the full series, the Clippers are likely to bench him.
Playing without George will be incredibly difficult because he has been one of the greatest Clippers players this season. However, LA won the opening contest of the series, taking away the Sun’s home-court edge. Also Read: Shams Charania drops a big update that could drastically impact the NBA’s future
Adrian Wojnarowski’s report
Videos of Paul George working out with the training staff immediately became viral as the postseason approached. Fans of the Clippers hoped that “Playoff P” would make a comeback at some time throughout the series.
However, the report by Adrian Wojnarowski for ESPN poured cold water on that sputtering hope:
“All-Star forward Paul George will probably miss the entire first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Phoenix Suns due to a sprained right knee.”
“George has been progressing in his rehabilitation from the injury he suffered on March 21, but the Clippers are preparing to be without him for the series.”
A few days ago, on “Podcast P with Paul George,” one of the NBA’s top two-way players said of his recovery:
“I’ve been feeling better… I’ve been working my b*tt off, grinding literally every day.” Six days a week, I train and rehab. I’m going to give it my all, man. It’s coming down to the wire.”
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