Clippers' Patrick Beverley Undergoes Surgery on Hand Injury, Out 3-4 Weeks

Blake SchusterContributor IApril 9, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 08: Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers on the bench on his own during the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center on April 08, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
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Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley underwent surgery for a fractured left hand Friday and is expected to miss three to four weeks as he recovers, the team announced. 

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine

Clippers announce that they have lost Patrick Beverley for at least 3 to 4 weeks with a fractured bone in his left hand: pic.twitter.com/t8oofni5UE

The Clippers said the injury occurred during Thursday's game against the Phoenix Suns when Beverley attempted to grab a rebound. The guard was eventually ejected on a controversial foul against Suns star Chris Paul with seven minutes left in regulation. 

It's a brutal blow to a Clippers team that's been rolling of late with an 8-2 record over its last 10 games. Los Angeles is just two games back of Phoenix for first place in the Pacific Division and 4.5 back of the Utah Jazz for first in the Western Conference overall.

Now, L.A. will have to begin the schedule's home stretch without its starting point guard. 

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM

Beverley was ejected half a minute later when he fouled Chris Paul excessively as Paul was initiating a break. https://t.co/8Jv8H5Q75r

In 31 games this season, Beverley is averaging 8.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per night while playing a significant role on defense. The Clippers will look to make up for that with some combination of Rajon Rondo, Reggie Jackson and Terance Mann. It's likely Paul George will see more time as a primary ball-handler as well. 

With the regular season ending in 37 days, Los Angeles will have to hope Beverley comes back on time and can get a few games played before the postseason begins, but the Clippers specifically did not put a timeline on Beverley's return. 


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