Chris Kamen of the Los Angeles Clippers Out For Three More Weeks At Least

Chris KamenChris Kamen of the Los Angeles Clippers is going to be out of the game with an ankle injury for at least three more weeks, which means that we will be seeing more of DeAndre Jordan. It appears that Kamen's injury is more serious than everyone though and the center will miss another three weeks of play time which he originally sustained on November 9th. The team had hoped that he would be fully recovered in time for their three game trip that they leave on next week, but that is not to be the case for the Clippers.

The twenty eight year old apparently has a bone bruise on his ankle as well as a sprained ligament according to a statement by the Clippers on Friday. Chris Kamen said that he was disappointed as well as frustrated that he would have to wait longer than previously thought, but he conceded that injuries are part of being involved in the game of basketball. According to coach Vinny Del Negro, Kaman has to stay off of his ankle for a couple of weeks and then spend a week training afterward to determine if he will be able to play.

The Clippers have struggled this year, right now 5 to 18 for their record, and have been plagued by injuries to several different players this season. However, according to coach Del Negro, they must manage with the healthy players that they have. One of those is backup center DeAndre Jordan, who is averaging 5.1 points per game, 5.4 rebounds and 20.2 minutes. The coach commented that they would need Jordan to play at a higher level now that he was taking over for Kaman. Kaman averaged 10.5 points per game and 7.1 rebounds the last 10 games.

Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, DeAndre Jordan, Chris Kamen, Vinny Del Negro
Posted: 13th December 2010

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