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Jeff Green Injury: Updates on Clippers Star's Face and Return

Los Angeles Clippers forward Jeff Green (8) goes up against Denver Nuggets center Joffrey Lauvergne (77) and guard D.J. Augustin (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. The Nuggets won 87-81. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
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Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistMarch 19, 2016

Los Angeles Clippers forward Jeff Green has been out of action since he suffered a facial laceration against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 19 but is ready to return to the court.

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Green Will Play vs. Warriors

Tuesday, March 22

Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reported, "Green has been 'cleared' by the NBA after having concussion-like symptoms. Green will play against [Golden State on] Wednesday."


Latest on Green's Practice Status

Tuesday, March 22

Turner reported Green participated during Tuesday's practice. 


Green Still Looking to Recapture Form from Last Season 

Green, 29, had his best regular season as a professional in 2014-15, averaging 17.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in 33 games with the Boston Celtics before they traded him to the Grizzlies, where he posted a solid 13.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 30.2 minutes per contest. 

Only Marc Gasol (17.6 PPG), Zach Randolph (16.1 PPG) and Mike Conley (15.8 PPG) averaged more points for Memphis last season. But Green's numbers were down somewhat this season, and the Grizzlies made him available in a trade, eventually moving him to the Clippers.

Landing him in a trade was considered one of the sneakier moves at the trade deadline and solidified the Clippers as one of the main threats to unseat Warriors in the Western Conference. His return from injury will be vital as the team attempts to win an NBA title.

 

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