J.J. Redick Injury: Updates on L.A. Clippers Guard's Hip and Return

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIFebruary 5, 2014

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Updates from Sunday, April 6

The Los Angeles Clippers have updated JJ Redick's status:

Updates from Friday, April 4

LACtv's Madelyn Burke has an update on Redick:

Updates from Thursday, April 3

The Clippers Twitter account confirms JJ Redick will play tonight vs. the Mavericks

Updates from Wednesday, April 2

Ramona Shelburne of ESPN LA provides the latest timetable for JJ Redick's return:

ESPN's Arash Markazi has an update on Redick's return:

Updates from Thursday, March 27

Jeff Caplan of NBA.com provides an update on JJ Redick's return:

Updates from Wednesday, March 5

Doc Rivers had an update on J.J. Redick's status (via Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times):

There still is no timetable for his return, and Clippers Coach Doc Rivers was asked Tuesday night if he feared that Redick could be out for the rest of the season.

"I don't know," Rivers said before the game against the Suns. "I haven't had that fear yet. I don't want that fear, maybe would be a better way of putting it. But I don't know. I just keep getting updates.

"I'm sure there is some thought of that. He's been out for so long. But we're just hoping for the best."

Updates from Tuesday, Feb. 18

Don't expect to see JJ Redick in action anytime soon according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles:

The Clippers later confirmed the specifics of Redick's injury:


Updates from Friday, Feb. 7

The LA Clippers announced JJ Redick would miss the team's game on Feb. 7 with a hip injury:

Original Text:

The Los Angeles Clippers will be without sharpshooting guard J.J. Redick on Wednesday, Feb. 5, when they take on the Miami Heat at the Staples Center.

Redick has a sore left hip and has been ruled out for the game, according to the team's official Twitter account:

Eric Patten of Clippers.com reports that Redick has been battling through several ailments in recent weeks, trying to avoid leaving a lineup that is already shorthanded with the absence of injured superstar point guard Chris Paul.

This is not the ideal game for Redick to miss since it's against the two-time reigning NBA champions, but it's not as though the 29-year-old doesn't want to be on the hardwood. Redick expressed frustration with the health issues he's had recently, per Patten:

I’m working through some stuff. My main thing right now is just trying to get healthy, but there’s not a lot of turnaround time in the NBA. So, if you have a small thing, kinetic changes take over and one small thing can begat another nagging thing. It’s frustrating right now, but I’ll get through it.

After a steady progression to begin his career with the Orlando Magic and a brief stint with the Milwaukee Bucks following a trade at last season's deadline, Redick has found a home with the Clippers and come into his own.

With as good of an all-around supporting cast as Redick has ever had in the midst of his prime, he's averaging a career-high 15.7 points per game. Unfortunately, he's played in just 30 of the Clippers' 51 games and will miss yet another on Wednesday.