During a 101-93 victory over the Houston Rockets Wednesday, the Los Angeles Clippers lost Jamal Crawford to an injury.
Crawford injured his calf in the first half and did not return to the game after scoring eight points on just two-of-10 shooting in 16 minutes. The Clippers called the injury a “strained left calf.”
“Personally I’m a little concerned because no one was around him,” Clippers’ head coach Doc Rivers told Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles. “When guys get injured when nobody’s around them, that always scares me. We’ll know more tomorrow. He said he felt better. I think he’ll be OK, but I’ve been around the league awhile, so that’s my concern.”
The Clippers have really needed Crawford and his scoring this year. They wanted to use him to provide instant offense off of the bench, especially when star point guard Chris Paul is out of the game, but injuries to J.J. Redick, among others, have thrust him into the starting five in 23 of 60 games this season.
Crawford is averaging 19.0 points, 3.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game this season.
Crawford will undergo an MRI Thursday.