Rodney McGruder suffers leg injury vs. Grizzlies
Clippers forward Rodney McGruder is now listed as day-to-day after sustaining a leg injury in Wednesday night’s road game against the Memphis Grizzlies, according to multiple reports.
According to the Clippers broadcast, Rodney McGruder has a 'right lower leg injury' and will not return tonight against the Grizzlies.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) November 28, 2019
McGruder, who was starting in place of Kawhi Leonard (left knee soreness), appeared to pull a muscle in his right leg after converting on a transition layup in the third quarter. He left the game for evaluations and did not return to play, finishing with seven points on 3-of-7 shooting (1-of-3 beyond the arc), five rebounds, one assist and two steals in a 121-119 win for LA.
Here's another angle of what happened to Rodney McGruder. pic.twitter.com/DGKidVl5uI
— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) November 28, 2019
This is a tough break for the Clippers, as McGruder seemed to be finding his stride after recovering from an ankle ailment earlier this season. In his 15 appearances, McGruder has racked up averages of 4.0 points on 48.3 percent shooting from the field (31.4 percent from beyond the arc) and 2.4 rebounds in 17.3 minutes per outing.
If McGruder misses time due to his injury, Terance Mann will likely see an uptick in his usage rate. Jerome Robinson could see more action as well.
At 14-5 overall, the Clippers are off to a great start to this season. They’ll look to build on their seven-game winning streak this Friday, when they’ll face off against the San Antonio Spurs. Tip-off inside the AT&T Center is set for 8:30 p.m. ET.