Breaking: Diagnosis On Paul George Revealed

The Los Angeles Clippers were fearing the worst when Paul George went down with a scary-looking knee injury in Tuesday night's game. The verdict is now in, and it's about as good a report as the team could have hoped for, given the circumstances. George will miss the rest of the regular season, but with a chance for a return in the playoffs. 

Imaging revealed the sprain, as the Clippers are breathing a sigh of relief it wasn't more serious. The 2-to-3 week timeline—if he's cleared after that period—would allow him a chance to return for the playoffs. 

PG13 has been averaging 23.8 points in another stellar season, with 6.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists. He's shooting 37% from beyond the arc.

Although Kawhi Leonard is back in the lineup, the Clippers can ill afford to be without George if they're hoping for a long playoff run. 

Currently, they sit in the 5th spot in the Western Conference, at 38-35, just a game-and-a-half up on the play-in positioning, where the surging Oklahoma City Thunder (8-2 in their last 10) and the Dallas Mavericks are lurking.