(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Clippers depth has taken a hit as guard J.J. Redick will miss the next 6 to 8 weeks with a fracture in the small bone of his right hand and a tear of his right ulnar collateral ligament.
Redick suffered the injury Friday night against the Sacramento Kings.
This is a tough blow for the Clippers, as Redick has flourished in his short time with the Clippers. In 17 games this season, the 29-year-old is averaging a career-high, 15.8 points per game.
“It takes something out that’s been huge for us offensively,” Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said. “J.J.’s movement is often an often in itself. He’s one of those guys when he goes out it changes a lot of what we do. We’re going to have to do it on the run we don’t have a lot of time to prepare. …We just have to find another way.”
Rivers announced that Willie Green will be inserted into the starting lineup while Redick is out. Green is averaging 1.8 points per game this season.
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