Clippers Reveal Brutal Paul George Injury Update vs. Lakers

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Feb 25, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; LA Clippers forward Paul George (center) watches from the bench in the second half against the Sacramento Kings at Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

One of the reasons that the Los Angeles Clippers have been able to consistently find success during the 2023-24 NBA regular season, compared to recent campaigns, has been their health. After struggling through a multitude of injuries in the past, the Clippers have been relatively healthy this season.

Their stars, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, along with James Harden, have been in the lineup on a nearly nightly basis. That was, until recently. George is now dealing with a knee issue that is going to keep him sidelined for at least one more game.

The All-Star isn’t going to be playing on Wednesday night when the Clippers take on their co-tenants, the Los Angeles Lakers. It will be the second straight game George has missed because of knee soreness, as he also sat out Sunday’s loss at home to the Sacramento Kings.

Out of the NBA All-Star Break, George played heavy minutes in a back-to-back set against the Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies. He was on the court a combined 73 minutes, which could be playing a part in the soreness he is dealing with.

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Head coach Tyronn Lue shared that George did not practice on Tuesday, announcing him out more than 24 hours before the game. That is not normally a good sign, but Lue didn’t go into specifics when asked why George was sidelined. “He’s hurt,” is all the Clippers head coach said when asked why George won’t be playing.

Wednesday’s game between the Clippers and Lakers will be the last regular season meeting with the teams sharing a home arena. The Clippers are moving to the Inuit Dome next season as their rebrand was announced and launched earlier this week.

The next change George will have to get back on the court will be Friday night against the Washington Wizards. He has been playing great this season, averaging 22.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.

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