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NBA World Reacts To Tuesday's Paul George News

Paul George running the floor for the Clippers.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 22: Paul George #13 of the Los Angeles Clippers runs down the court against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the third quarter at Staples Center on January 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Clippers aren't going to be rushing Paul George back into action anytime soon.

PG has been out of the Clippers' lineup since Dec. 22 when he suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting elbow. He's going to miss at least a "few more weeks."

Per NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers want to give George as much time as it takes for his elbow to heal completely.

"Paul George will be out for a few more weeks, @wojespn reported on NBA Today. George suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting elbow and has been out since Dec. 22," writes

Paul George will be out for a few more weeks, @wojespn reported on NBA Today. George suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting elbow and has been out since Dec. 22. The Clippers want to give PG’s elbow more time to heal.

— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) January 18, 2022

">ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk. "The Clippers want to give PG’s elbow more time to heal."

This isn't very a very optimistic update.

If Paul George can't give it a go within a few weeks, the Clippers might as well shut down the season.

"Clippers are extending the original timeframe of 3-4 weeks of rest for Paul George to have his elbow heal," Youngmisuk added to his report.

"Thinking this could be the end of any hope we had this season of competing for the big prize. This 7 game roadie goes bad and I see us shutting down Paul and any hope of Kawhi," one fan said.

"It would be pretty irresponsible for the Clippers to rush PG back from an elbow injury. The best course of action would be to rest him as long as possible," another commented.

Perhaps the most worrying concern is that there's no timetable for Paul George's return.

The Clippers, meanwhile, are 22-23 on the season, good for eighth in the Western Conference.