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LA Clippers Paul George to have MRI on injured elbow



LA Clippers star Paul George will have an MRI on his injured elbow in three weeks, coach Tyronn Lue said after Thursday's 111-110 win over the Lakers. George hasn't played since Dec. 22 because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.


The Clippers initially said on Dec. 25 that George would be out three to four weeks with the injury, but later announced in mid-January that his rest period would be extended. The seven-time All-Star was averaging 24.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists at the time of the injury.


The Clippers, who have also been without All-Star Kawhi Leonard this season due to a knee injury, are eighth in the Western Conference at 27-27.


The Clippers learned George would be out indefinitely on Christmas. After beating the Lakers (again), the Clippers are 10-12 since then. That includes several weeks in health and safety protocol hell, only two instances of back-to-back days off, and stretches of 11 games in 11 cities, an eight-game road trip and a 5-in-7 that ended Monday night in Indiana.

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