Per the Los Angeles Clippers, starting guard J.J. Redick will mis 6-8 weeks due to an injury suffered during the teams win over the Sacramento Kings:
The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that guard J.J. Redick suffered a fracture in the small bone (pisiform) of his right hand and a tear of his right ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in the second quarter of the Clippers 104-98 win over Sacramento on Nov. 29.
Redick is expected to miss approximately 6-8 weeks, and will be re-evaluated on Monday, Dec. 2 by hand specialist Dr. Steve Shin to determine further course of treatment.
Here is footage of the injury that occurred when Demarcus Cousins made unintentional contact with the two-guard mid-air.
Outside of losing one of the big 3 players, this is one of the biggest the Clippers could face. No role player is as important to this offense than Redick.
In 17 games, he’s averaged 15.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists and has shot 35 percent from behind the arc. Redick’s impact was mostly seen in the opening quarter of games where he’s averaged 6.8 points and shoots 45 percent from 3, amongst the highest in the league in the first quarter.
Willie Green will likely take his place in the starting lineup, but expect an uptick in Jamal Crawford‘s playing time to make up for Redick’s missed time.