J.J. Redick, Jamal Crawford and Darren Collison were back to practicing with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at the club’s practice facility in Playa Del Rey.
Collectively all three have missed a total of 38 games with Collison missing the last two due to a stomach virus, Crawford missing the last eight of nine with a strained left calf, and Redick sitting out for the last 28 games with a bulging disk in his lower back. However Collison is the only player guaranteed to return for Saturday’s contest against the Detroit Pistons, as Crawford will be evaluated over the next two practices with a decision on his status and game availability immediately after. Redick is still listed as out indefinitely.
Doc Rivers commented on Crawford’s status with, “He’s close enough that he’ll be playing soon. I just can’t say that he’s going to play on Saturday.”
Redick and the Clippers have been quiet and vague with regards to the status of his health and possible return. Due to the nature of Redick’s injury, pinpointing his return has been tough for Rivers.
“Listen, if J.J. comes back tomorrow, we’re good,” Rivers said seemingly fatigued with questions about Redick’s status. “If J.J. comes back in three weeks, we’re good. If J.J. comes back in eight weeks and we’re still alive, we’re good. So I don’t think there is a timetable.”