Paul George expected to miss at least 2 games for Clippers with toe injury
After missing the Los Angeles Clippers’ previous two games due to a foot problem, it is now being reported that Paul George is set to spend some more time on the shelf as he continues to deal with the lingering injury.
ClutchPoints’ Tomer Azarly reports that George is now set to miss at least two more games for the Clippers:
Paul George is recovering back in LA and will definitely miss the two games on this trip. He'll be re-evaluated when they return. Clippers return home for a 6-game homestand starting Sunday, but PG's status for that is also very much in question at this point.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) February 9, 2021
The last time we saw PG take the floor was on February 3 in a 121-99 blowout win against the Cleveland Cavaliers. George went off in that one, logging 36 points on eight three-pointers made. He has since been out of action due to an injury that has been labeled as bone edema or swelling in the bone of his toe.
The Clippers have logged back-to-back losses since George went down, as they fell to the Boston Celtics on Friday and the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. L.A. will be on a two-game road trip against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday and the Chicago Bulls on Friday. As the above report states, George won’t be traveling with the team and will miss those two matchups.
Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue recently shed some light on his superstar’s injury, and while Lue may not have sounded overly concerned about the issue, it is very much possible that George ends up missing more time after the team’s two-game road spell.
George has been outstanding for the Clippers so far this season, putting up averages of 24.4 points (on 50.8 percent shooting), 6.2 rebounds, a career-best b5.5 assists, and 1.2 steals, while also connecting on 3.8 triples per game on a 47.8-percent clip.