Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley underwent right knee surgery Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the season, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
According to Wojnarowski, Beverley's surgery required a repair of a microfracture and meniscus injury. The estimated recovery time for such injury is nine months, meaning Beverley is expected to make a full recovery to return next season.
Beverley had missed five straight games because of knee soreness, but returned to action Monday against the Knicks, playing 22 minutes while securing nine points, six rebounds and two assists.
While sources told ESPN there was no immediate timetable for Beverley's return, the 29-year-old point guard is expected to miss a significant amount of time.
The Clippers have lost nine straight games to drop to 5-11 on the season. Los Angeles will travel to Atlanta to face the Hawks on Wednesday night. 30-year-old European rookie guard Milos Teodosic has also missed time due to a left plantar fasciitis. He is not expected back soon.
In Beverley's and Teodosic's absence, the Clippers will look to veteran guards Austin Rivers and Lou Williams to lead the offense.
Beverley was acquired by the Clippers from the Houston Rockets this past summer in the multiplayer trade that sent Chris Paul to Houston. In 11 games this season, Beverley has averaged 12.9 points, three assists and three rebounds.