LA Clippers forward Paul George revealed after Thursday night’s loss to the Denver Nuggets that the bone edema in the second toe of his right foot is the reason he sat the last two games.
George missed seven games earlier in the season with this same toe injury. It seems, at least for the time being, that he and the medical staff will have to keep an eye on the injury for the foreseeable future.
It is unclear whether the injury has been hindering George while he’s on the court, but he did struggle against Denver. He shot just 5-15 from the field on Thursday, and missed a few easy looks at the rim. He didn’t refute the notion that the bone edema was bothering him when rising up off of his right foot.
George played 32 minutes on the night, but Head Coach Tyronn Lue acknowledged that he was trying to give George shorter minute bursts throughout the game, rather than long stretches.
It will be interesting to see how this injury develops as the season progresses. George cannot afford to miss much more time, as the Western Conference standings continue to tighten with less than a third of the regular season to go.