Video: DeAndre Jordan dunks on Skal Labissiere but gets injured on his way down
On Thursday night against the Sacramento Kings, L.A. Clippers center DeAndre Jordan threw down a monstrous dunk over Skal Libissiere. However, he was also the one who took the worst out of that sequence as he injured himself upon landing on his opponent’s foot.
In the aftermath of the dunk, Jordan appeared to come down awkwardly on his ankle. The injury looks serious, mainly because of the height of the fall and how his body automatically fell when he rolled on his ankle.
After injuring his ankle, Jordan immediately headed to the locker room for evaluation, and it was deemed that he’s out for the rest of the game.
ICYMI: DeAndre Jordan will not return with an ankle sprain. #Clippers
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) January 12, 2018
The Clippers have been one of the NBA’s most unlucky teams this season. Injuries to core players have left much to be desired from this Western Conference team. L.A. is currently 19-21, which is good for ninth place in the West.
They are actually two games back from the eighth spot, which is shocking considering that Chris Paul was traded to the Rockets in the off-season. It’s also hard to believe because the Clippers just can’t stay healthy, losing Danilo Gallinari and Blake Griffin multiple times in the season.
The Clippers are arguably in their best position to take the 8th spot in the Western Conference. They just got Blake Griffin back from a nasty head injury, and the team can finally utilize the power forward as their main scorer.
Now, the team could potentially lose Jordan who is their main rebounder and rim protector. Meanwhile, the Pelicans hold the West’s eighth seed and they appear to have a slippery grip on it. Hopefully, this injury is not too serious for Jordan. Though, as consolidation for Clippers fans, the dunk might have been one of the best of this season.