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Patrick Beverley (sprained wrist) ruled out vs. Kings

Patrick Beverley, Clippers

LOS ANGELES – LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley will miss Tuesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings with a sprained right wrist, the team announced on Monday afternoon. The Clippers are set to face the Kings on New Year’s Eve.

Beverley suffered the injury early in the third quarter on a driving layup attempt against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. The 6-foot-1 guard attempted a layup while trying to avoid a Rudy Gobert blocked shot. He immediately ran off into the locker room holding his elbow and wrist area.

Beverley emerged from the locker room before the third quarter buzzer and started the fourth quarter. He moved around well and even blocked a shot with his right hand, but was flexing his wrist whenever he could. He left the game a minute a few minutes into the fourth quarter and didn’t see game action again.

After the game, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers expressed concerns about Beverley’s immediate availability moving forward.

“Honestly, I know we did an X-ray so we know that there’s no break, but that doesn’t mean he’s not gonna be out,” said Rivers. “It could be bruised, it could be anything. He clearly felt like he couldn’t even grab the ball, so that’s not a good sign.”

Beverley declined to address the injury after the game.

Tuesday will mark the sixth missed game of the season for Beverley, whose next chance to return will be Thursday night against the Detroit Pistons.