According to the Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes will be returning to the hardwood on Saturday to face the Denver Nuggets. Barnes, has missed the last 16 games after suffering a retinal tear in his left eye against the Memphis Grizzlies on Nov. 18.
As you will see in the tweet posted by Clippers.com Jovan Buha he was wearing tinted eye gear, it’s not certain if he will wear similar ones once he enters game.
Matt Barnes shooting with his new tinted goggles at practice pic.twitter.com/MrXsRxLGXI
— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) December 20, 2013
The very busy Clipper medical staff said he was available to play on Wednesday but Doc Rivers kept him out for precautionary reasons.
“I told Matt to dress, but I had no plans of playing him unless [I needed to],” Rivers said. “I told him, ‘Listen you just never know.’ I’ll throw him in. I have no fear of that. But I didn’t want to. Now that he worked out yesterday — we brought in four guys to run him through stuff — and then he gets a real practice today. So that’ll be good.”
Matt Barnes Statistics thus far this season
- MPG: 20
- PPG: 5.9
- STL: 1
- RPG: 4.3