ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the initial news, then later added he will miss the rest of the season after the surgery required "a repair of a microfracture and meniscus injury to his right knee." The estimated recovery time for Beverley is nine months, per Wojnarowski.
Beverley has been dealing with knee issues for much of the season but was in the lineup for Monday's 107-85 loss to the New York Knicks.
The Clippers, who have lost nine straight games, have been riddled with injuries. Danilo Gallinari has missed seven games (and counting) due to a glute injury, Beverley hasn't been fully healthy for weeks and Milos Teodosic has been out since the third game with a plantar fascia injury.
"I think we recognize the situation we're in," Blake Griffin told reporters last week. "We're pretty banged up right now. But we've been in some of these games and had a chance to win I'd say at least half. So, I think our spirit is pretty good. I just think we need to keep doing what we're doing. We're learning from each loss. But we do need to be better at executing once we figure out what we've done wrong."
Beverley, 29, averaged 12.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. He's played some of the most efficient offensive basketball of his career and remains a defensive nightmare for opposing point guards.
The Clippers acquired Beverley as part of a deal that sent Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets in June. While Paul sat out much of the season with a knee injury, it appears the move has been a good one for him basketball-wise. The Rockets are off to a 13-4 start and are on pace to set a number of offensive NBA records.