More Troubling News for Clippers on Paul George Injury Front

With Kawhi Leonard still likely to sit out the entire season, the Los Angeles Clippers are also facing the very real possibility of being without Paul George for the rest of the year as well. 

ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst reported today that "surgery is a real option, and if he has that, he's done for the year."

PG13 is rehabbing from a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. George first went down on Dec. 6 with the injury, missed a handful of games, then tried to come back, but without success. He's now been out since the end of December. 

We wrote about an ominous report on George's rehab last week, in which it was determined that he'd need several extra weeks before any return could even be contemplated. 

An even earlier report stated that "While the team's initial announcement on Christmas Day stated George would be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks, the Clippers are operating under the possibility that George may not return this season."

That certainly still seems to be the case today. 

With Kawhi and PG both possibly out the rest of year, the Clippers have some big decisions to make over the next two weeks as we approach the Feb. 10th trade deadline. They currently sit 9th in the Western Conference, at 23-25. 

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