It’s no secret that head coach Doc Rivers and his L.A. Clippers (17-19) have endured quite the injury bug during the 2017-18 season. Luckily, the team got some great news regarding point guard Patrick Beverley’s status going forward with his injury rehabilitation.
According to a tweet from Beverley himself, the 29-year-old was able to walk today without the aid of his crutches and is expected to be back in Los Angeles at some point next week.
Blessed to be able to walk without crutches today. Back in LA next week!!! Super Excited!!!
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) January 3, 2018
Beverley, who was the major piece of this past summer’s blockbuster deal that sent star point guard Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, was lost for the season following a 107-85 loss to the New York Knicks at legendary Madison Square Garden.
In 11 starts this season for the Clippers, Beverley averaged a career-high 12.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.7 steals per game in 30.4 minutes of action per contest.
It was then revealed on Nov. 22 that Beverley needed season-ending surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, which was yet another frustrating burden added to the Clippers’ 2017-18 campaign.
Best wishes towards an even faster recovery, Patrick.