If you thought the Los Angeles Clippers were in a bad place, the Patrick Beverley injury news just took it from bad to worse.
According to a report from ESPN updating us on the situation with the Patrick Beverley injury, it appears as though the Clippers have lost their point guard for the remainder of the season. It’s still very early in the season, so the fact that it seems to be that particular diagnosis is devastating news for Los Angeles.
The Clippers were already in deep water with a nine game losing streak as of writing this article. This came after they started the year 4-0 and some across the league thought that perhaps they had figured things out.
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Beverley’s absence will be missed mostly because of the demeanor that he brings to the game. He is best known this season for talking trash to Lonzo Ball and about opening night against the Lakers and then backing it up by shutting the former UCLA phenom down in his first professional game.
Not that that had anything to do with Beverly’s injury, which ends his season via microfracture surgery.
Now the Clippers will really see how well their investment in Blake Griffin will pay off. They already lost a guard earlier in the year in Milos Teodosic when he went down for the count. Adding the loss of Beverley in the mix, Griffin will have no choice but to step up to the plate and deliver as the sole leader of the team if they expect to work it all out.
This injury also doesn’t help the case of Doc Rivers, who already appeared to be on the hot seat as a result of the colossal losing streak. Los Angeles plays Atlanta this evening in hopes it can win it’s first game in a while.
They’ve lost eleven of their last twelve contests.