A week after making a surprise return to the starting lineup, Chauncey Billups is back on the bench.

Billups is suffering from peroneal tendinitis in his left foot. The injury is not related to his Achilles' tendon, which he ruptured last February.

Billups has played in three games this season and is averaging 7.3 points and 20 minutes a night.

"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."

The Clippers and Coach Vinny Del Negro said there's no timetable for Billups' return, though the injury will probably keep him out for a couple of weeks.

Though he has been dealing with soreness in the foot over the past few weeks, Billups said the injury limited his quickness and cutting against Utah in Monday's game.

"It was really painful. I couldn't really push off my left foot. It was really weak," he said. "I couldn't explode off of it, cut. ... I was just getting through it. I was like, 'Nah, I should be better than this.'"

Del Negro said the injury is to be expected considering the increased stress Billups has put on his body as he's finalizing his rehab.

"He's done a heck of a job with his work ethic and coming back the way it is," Del Negro said. "We have to work though some of these little things that he's going to have because it's just part of it."