It has been a little over a year since Clippers star forward Paul George had surgeries on both his shoulders. Now, George says he’s ready to step back onto the court in Orlando.
George had an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Friday and talked about his health heading into the restart.
“The whole season, all the way up until maybe a month or two ago, I had to always do shoulder rehab stuff, warming the shoulder up. Just so much stuff went into stuff I had to do before I actually took a foot on the floor. Now I feel great again.”
The NBA has been down for nearly 4 months, which has brought some much-needed time for the recovery of injured players on the team to heal up. George was no exception. He missed the first 4 months of the season but still managed to play 42 games in which he was remarkable. Averaging 21 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game, all while not even playing at 100% health. Can you imagine him now at full strength? Yikes.
A team with full health like the Clippers is scary. So much talent on the roster, they still are seen as a championship-caliber team. Now that George feels as if he can perform far better after surgery and rehab, things look brighter indeed for L.A.
“I feel great going on the court, shooting, doing regular things. Just confident in that – feeling back to myself again.”
The Clippers restart the season taking on their cross-locker room rivals Los Angeles Lakers on July 30th in Orlando’s “bubble.” What is said to be an incredible match-up, we could possibly be seeing one of these teams taking it all.