Clippers guard Paul George injured in loss

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Paul George was helped out of the court following his injury in Clippers loss against Oklahoma City.

LA Clippers All-Star guard Paul George left Tuesday night’s 101-100 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder with a leg injury in the fourth quarter of the game.

The Clippers are yet to give an update on George, who nodded as he was carted toward the Crypto.com Arena’s loading dock.

Clippers coach Ty Lue stated that he did not see George immediately after the game and was waiting to hear more on his star guard’s status.

“(George is) still being evaluated right now,” Lue said. “But I did see (the replay of the injury). I didn’t even know it looked like that until (an assistant coach) just showed me, so I didn’t even know (what happened).”

George hurt his right leg when he collided with Thunder guard Luguentz Dort’s knee in a rebound action, before landing awkwardly.
George crumpled immediately to the floor and stayed there for several minutes.

When George got up, he needed help to walk back to the locker room with 4:38 remaining in the game.

Earlier in the third quarter, George threw down a spectacular 360-degree spinning baseline dunk. He had 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists before leaving the game.

“I haven’t spoken to him yet,” said Kawhi Leonard. “And I didn’t see the play. I thought he just got hit in the face at the time and stayed down for a while.”

“We’ll see,” Leonard added when asked how the Clippers will adjust if George is out an extended period of time. “We got a group of guys that still wanna win, that like to play basketball, so we’ll see what happens.”

In August of 2014, George suffered a gruesome tibia-fibula fracture to his lower right leg when his leg landed and buckled at the base of a basket stanchion during a U.S. national team intrasquad scrimmage.

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