Paul George Suffers Knee Sprain Vs. Thunder
3/22/2023 6:39 AM PT
11:50 AM PT -- Great news ... Paul George did not suffer a serious injury -- ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday that testing showed the Clippers star sprained his knee and could only miss around 2-3 weeks.
George tweeted Wednesday morning that he was appreciative to all of the fans who had reached out following the scary scene Tuesday night.
Scary moment for Paul George on Tuesday night ... he suffered a gnarly knee injury in the Clippers' game against the Thunder -- and his status going forward is now in question.
George hurt his leg in the fourth quarter of the contest against OKC -- as he was coming down from grabbing a rebound.
Broadcast cameras showed when he landed on the court, he awkwardly bumped into Luguentz Dort ... causing his knee to bend backward.
Here’s the play where Paul George suffered what appears to be a leg injury. pic.twitter.com/k0JbXyrXvn— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) March 22, 2023 @TomerAzarly
The 32-year-old immediately crumpled to the court in pain. Trainers tended to him for several minutes, before they helped him off the floor. George didn't appear able to put any pressure on the leg.
Clips head coach Ty Lue didn't have much of an update on his star after the game -- but, reportedly, George was seen leaving Crypto.com Arena on a cart with his leg locked in an extended position.
Of course, George is no stranger to severe injuries ... back in 2014, he suffered a gruesome broken leg while playing for Team USA. The knee he injured Tuesday was a part of that same leg, though the two ailments don't appear to be related.
The Clippers ended up losing the game without George -- and they'll certainly need him moving forward if they want to avoid more of that ... they're currently in a fight with seven or eight other teams vying for some of the last spots in the playoffs.
Get well soon, PG.
Originally Published -- 6:39 AM PT