Clippers lose J.J. Redick for 6-8 weeks

J.J. Redick, who took a hard spill Friday night, will be out 6-8 weeks with a fracture in the small bone of his right hand and a tear of his right ulnar collateral ligament.
Redick’s injury will be re-evaluated on Monday by hand specialist Dr. Steve Shin. Redick is averaging 15.8 points per game this season and had fit seamlessly into the starting lineup.
“It takes out something that’s been huge for us offensively,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said before Sunday’s home game against Indiana. “J.J.’s movement, like I’ve been saying all year, is an offense in itself. And we are setting up a lot of offense off his movement to get to something else.
“He’s one of those guys that when he goes out, it changes a lot of what we do. We’re going to have to do it on the run. We don’t have a lot of time to prepare for the non-J.J. minutes going out on the road.”
The Clippers begin a seven-game Eastern road trip in Atlanta on Wednesday.

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