Report: Patrick Beverley Underwent Knee Surgery, Out for Rest of the Season

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistNovember 22, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers handles the ball during the game against the New York Knicks on November 20, 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley underwent a surgical procedure on his right knee Wednesday and is out for the season.

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.

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