On Saturday afternoon, the Los Angeles Clippers would defeat the Sacramento Kings. Suddenly the are 8-2 over their last 10 and have won four in a row. That means they are now just a half-game behind the New Orleans Pelicans for eighth out west. But today, they would defeat the Kings without big man DeAndre Jordan. And here’s the thing about that: it’s the first time he has missed a game due to injury in his career.
“DeAndre Jordan has been the ultimate iron man for the Los Angeles Clippers, having never missed a game due to injury in his 10-year career.
“That streak of good fortune has now come to an end, as Jordan was ruled out of Saturday’s afternoon meeting with the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center with a sprained ankle.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Jordan has missed a game.
“Jordan has missed games in the past via coach’s decision, rest, or illness, but never an injury.”
The good news? This is the first time, yes. And that’s extraordinary. But the bad news? It’s not going to be the last one. However, it doesn’t appear to be too serious of an injury. At least according to his coach.
“Clippers head coach Doc Rivers doesn’t expect Jordan—who was hopeful he’d be able to take the floor Saturday—to miss an extended period of time.”
This season, Jordan is averaging 11.8 points per game to go along with 14.9 rebounds. His career-high? 15.0 rebounds per game back during the 2014-15 season. Here’s to hoping for a speedy recovery.