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Clippers will be without Chauncey Billups for two weeks

Dec 6, 2012, 11:13 AM EDT

Arron Afflalo, Chauncey Billups AP

Well, at least they are used to playing without him.

We told you that Clippers starting two guard Chauncey Billups sat out Wednesday night’s game with what was described as an ankle injury, but there was no timeline.

Now we’ve got one — about two weeks reports the Orange County Register. And they are saying it is peroneal tendinitis in his left foot. Which really is in the ankle, the peroneal tendons are the ones that run just inside and behind your ankle. Call it foot, call it ankle, it’s the same area.

At least it’s not related directly to the torn Achilles tendon he suffered last season, the injury he worked hard to overcome, the one that kept him out all but three games this season.

“It was something I really wanted to get checked out because I felt like I worked too hard to get back to play hurt,” Billups said. “…I knew coming back, I would deal with a lot of other things in my body that were trying to catch back up to the speed of playing in real games. I think that this is part of the process.”

This means we’ll be seeing Willie Green again in the starting lineup for the Clippers as they want to keep bringing Jamal Crawford off the bench. Green is giving the Clippers 6.2 points per game and was hitting 42.9 percent from three this season, but he is the weak link in the starting five.

  1. coasttocoast12 - Dec 6, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Problably Karma punished him because of that flop against Jazz.

    • nycalldayz - Dec 6, 2012 at 2:25 PM


  2. sportsnut101 - Dec 6, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    who cares they need him well rested for playoff run now

  3. progress2011 - Dec 6, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    I can believe Chauncey is probably ITCHING to become a part of the “Clippers Show-Time”….who wouldn’t want to have fun playing such a fun style of ball….while winning !

    However, he should chill out until after the All Star break. And even then, limit his minutes to 10-15 per game.

    He can showcase whatever skills he still has in the playoffs, since they are very likely to make the playoffs and even secure a top 3 seed in the West.

  4. abchome - Dec 6, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    No problem, take your time.

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