(NEW YORK) — With the NBA’s trade deadline looming, the Los Angeles Clippers may be forced to make a depth move as guard J.J. Redick is out indefinitely with a back injury.
Redick was already nursing the injury and has missed the Clippers’ last five games as a result. After seeing a specialist, Redick and the team decided it was best to shut him down for the foreseeable future in order to get healthy.
“He has a bulging disk so until that calms down so he can get his movement back, he’ll be out,” Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said. “That could be three days, two weeks, three weeks. No one knows. There’s no set deadline on when he’s coming back. He can be back quick or it could take a while. I don’t think anybody knows.”
In his first season in Los Angeles, the 29-year-old Redick has been a valuable member of the team and their success this season. In 30 games, Redick is averaging a career-high 15.7 points per game.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN