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That title says it all. The Oklahoma City Thunder star has been diagnosed with a broken leg, which will likely be a season-ending operation for the guard.

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On Sunday, the Clippers announced that Morris tested out of the NBA’s health and safety protocols and was cleared to return to team activities. Morris warmed up ahead of Sunday night’s contest, but would not play due to “return to competition conditioning,” per the team. (Source:

He is OUT tonight, listed with ‘return to competition conditioning.’ pic.twitter.com/rSbdbnbCOm (Source: clutchpoints.com Morris missed the last four games for the Clippers after testing positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 17. Morris looked noticeably spry pregame, but head coach Tyronn Lue will likely play it smart as the forward returns to 100 percent. (Source:clutchpoints.com))

The Clippers dropped to 17-16 with a tough loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, but they’re still holding the fifth spot in the Western Conference as a number of other teams around them struggle to rack up wins. Next up for LA is a big game against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. The Nets just got James Harden back in the lineup, but it remains to be seen if Kevin Durant will return from protocols. (Source: clutchpoints.com)

On Dec. 25, the team announced that George has sustained an elbow injury that will be re-evaluated in three to four weeks. George missed five games with an elbow injury earlier in the month and will now miss time after returning for two games. (Source: www.sportingnews.com)

What's next for George? Here's what we know about his injury and his potential return to the court. (Source: www.sportingnews.com George has already been sidelined for two weeks in December but it is unclear whether or not his return to action made the injury worse. (Source:www.sportingnews.com))

What's next for George? Here's what we know about his injury and his potential return to the court. (Source: www.sportingnews.com George missed five games earlier this month after spraining a ligament in his right elbow against the Portland Trail Blazers on Dec. 6, but returned on Monday and dropped 25 points in their 116-92 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. He dropped 17 points with six rebounds in their 105-89 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night, too. (Source:sports.yahoo.com))

“It took some hits today, couple stingers,” George said on Monday night after his return, via ESPN. “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow, not sure it will be sore or not. See how it feels in the morning.” (Source: sports.yahoo.com Though he made it one more game after those comments, George’s return appears to have been premature. (Source:sports.yahoo.com))

Former Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker's scorching hot stretch since returning to the rotation for the New York Knicks has been rewarded. (Source: sports.yahoo.com)

Draymond Green enters the league's health and safety protocols, Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole return to action, plus how the league's change in protocol guidelines impact the Warriors. (Source: sports.yahoo.com The gruesomeness of the images leads one to believe that these must be career-ending injuries. Fortunately, that is not usually the case. Without other complications, these fractures can heal solidly in four to six months. Of course, it takes much longer to complete the rehabilitation, with recovery of his range of motion, and strength. While Paul George will certainly miss the 2014-2015 basketball season, hopefully we will be able to return to a very high level of play. (Source:www.weissortho.com))

So while Joe Theisman’s tibia fracture ended his career back in 1985, today’s technology and treatment of these serious injuries offers athletes a much better chance for recovery, and return to sport (Source: www.weissortho.com)

 

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