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Paul George Out Three to Four Weeks After Suffering Torn UCL

The Clippers announced Saturday that All-Star Paul George would be out for up to three to four weeks after the forward suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. 

The Clippers have no clear timetable for George to return by, but the team hopes that resting the injury over the next month will help George recover. The injury initially occurred when PG13 sprained his elbow against the Trail Blazers in December. He missed five games over two weeks before returning against the Spurs on December 20.

George said that he wasn’t sure if the injury required maintenance, leading to missing games to manage the injury.

“It took some hits today, couple stingers,” he said per ESPN after the Clippers lost to the Spurs. “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow, not sure it will be sore or not.”

The team faces health issues with four players out to injury or virus protocols, including Kawhi Leonard. He hasn’t played this season while he continues to rehab from a knee injury. Isaiah Hartenstein is dealing with an ankle injury, and Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson are in health and safety protocol.

The Clippers are 17-15 and holding on to the fifth seed in the Western Conference.

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