On Friday night, Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick went up for a rebound against Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings center boxed Redick out (and likely not in the most clean of ways) which sent the former Duke product to the ground.
The play made news due to Redick attempting to reach out his hand to tell Cousins there were no hard feelings, but the big man didn’t reciprocate. Now the incident is making news for other reasons ad Redick, who was forced to leave the game will miss 6-8 weeks after suffering a fractured bone in his hand in addition to a torn UCL:
JJ Redick will be out 6-8 weeks with a fractured bone in his right hand and a torn ucl.
It’s a tough blow for the Clippers, who are also without fellow backcourt starter Chris Paul as he recovers from a hamstring injury.
The injury will likely move Jamal Crawford into the starting lineup, so the Clippers will feel the brunt of the injury more off the bench than in the starting rotation as Crawford is one of the elite sixth man talents in the league.