Clippers superstar Paul George suffered a gruesome-looking right leg injury as he landed awkwardly during the game against the Thunder.
The severity of the injury as well as how long the 32-year-old forward will be out is yet to be determined.
Until there is official news, sport’s Medicine Physician Dr. Aneesh Garg broke down the injury and what it could mean for George.
“What goes through my mind here is originally a PCL tear because of that force as he’s landing,” Garg said. Now, this is Paul George and if you guys remember that he’s had an open fracture before and likely has a rod in his leg to stabilize that.
“So what does that do to him as he’s coming through and landing? The leg’s not going to break this time because there’s a rod in there and likely a plate to stabilize the leg. So what has to give? The knee has to give at this point because that lower leg is titanium I imagine.
“So with the knee giving out, my concern is the PCL. But I’m also concerned of a multi-ligament injury, including the ACL and possibly a fracture as well.”
This season George is averaging 23.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 34.6 minutes per game.