The LA Clippers announced Sunday that backup point guard Austin Rivers is sidelined due to a left hand fracture.
Rivers, 23, underwent an MRI in Miami prior to the Clips’ 100-93 win over the Heat.
One step back…two steps forward. I'll use this short time to get better and come back stronger. See y'all soon 👀
— Austin Rivers (@AustinRivers25) February 7, 2016
Per the OC Register:
According to the Clippers, Rivers will be reevaluated Monday in Los Angeles, and a timetable will be established. […] Broken bones often have a 4-6 week recovery time.
The injury occurred in the second quarter of the Clippers’ loss to Minnesota Wednesday. Rivers drove to the basket, made a layup and complained about being fouled. He was called for a pair of technical fouls after the play and was ejected.
He was unable eto play in the Clippers win over Orlando on Friday. […] Rivers is averaging 8.1 points in 21.6 minutes per game this season off the Clipper bench.