Clippers send Patrick Beverley back to L.A. with knee injury

first_imgIn order to bolster their roster, forward C.J. Williams was summoned from the Clippers’ G League team in Ontario, where he averaged 16 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in three games. Williams was shooting 48.5 percent, including 46.7 percent from 3-point range.Beverley sat out most of the preseason because of a knee ailment, but a Clippers spokesman said the injuries were unrelated. Rivers also missed most of the preseason because of a strained glute muscle after sitting out for almost two months during the offseason because of a bout with mono. The hits keep coming for the Clippers. The team said Thursday that shooting guard Patrick Beverley returned to Los Angeles and won’t play Friday against the Thunder in Oklahoma City or Saturday against the Pelicans in New Orleans because of a sore right knee.It’s uncertain when he’ll be sound enough to play again.In addition, point guard Austin Rivers suffered a mild sprain of his left ankle during practice Thursday in Oklahoma City and was said to be questionable to play against the Thunder. Beverley and Rivers formed the Clippers’ starting backcourt for all but two of their 10 games so far this season.The Clippers will play the final two games of their three-game trip without at least three-fifths of their opening-night starting lineup. Beverley followed point guard Milos Teodosic (plantar fascia injury) and small forward Danilo Gallinari to the sideline. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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