LA Clippers Get Update on Paul George's Potential Return

With reports circulating over the past month that Los Angeles Clippers star Paul George may not return this season, the latest update on PG's injury status couldn't be better. 

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, George could return to game action as soon as the second week of March. This is certainly good news for a team riddled with injury concerns. Kawhi Leonard, of course, has been out all season rehabbing from knee surgery, and recently-acquired Norm Powell went down with a broken bone in his foot—only 3 games after coming over in a deadline deal from Portland. 

George has been out nearly two months with a torn elbow ligament, and there were reports only 3 weeks ago that PG faced the possibility of undergoing surgery, likely ending his season. But today's news is a light at the end of the tunnel for the Clippers.

How important is George to his team? Nobody in the league is more central to his team's offense, at least if you go by shots-per-game:

George is tied with Luka Doncic with 21.4 FG attempts per game, just slightly ahead of LeBron James (21.1), Devin Book and Jayson Tatum (both 20.8).  

PG will have an MRI on February 24th, and if the results show no further issues, he could be ready to return after a two-week ramp-up period. 

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