The LA Clippers have had some pretty injury-ravaged seasons over the last couple of years, but this year might trump them all. During Monday morning’s shootaround, head coach Doc Rivers revealed that guard Lou Williams (right foot sprain) and forward Wesley Johnson (left foot soreness) would not play against the San Antonio Spurs, adding themselves to the already lengthy injury list that includes starters Blake Griffin, Patrick Beverley, and Danilo Gallinari. On the other side of things, the Spurs just got star Kawhi Leonard back from injury, and although he’s on a minutes restriction, he already looks to be up to speed in his first two games back. The good news is that point guard Milos Teodosic, who missed 22 games with a plantar fascia injury in his left foot, will be able to play tonight after being brought along slowly as well as missing one game in the latest back-to-back set against the Washington Wizards and Miami Heat. At this morning’s shootaround, Teodosic admitted that although he he has a bit of pain/soreness in his left foot, it’s not something that was unexpected and that he plans to play through it. “I still hurt,” said Teodosic. “In some moments of the game, I feel pain, but for this type of injury, it’s normal to feel pain. I need conditioning, to get in better shape, but for this [to happen], it will take time.’ Teodosic has played in three of the Clippers’ last four games, averaging 11 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.0 three-pointers per game, but has struggled shooting at just 31.4 percent from the field and 25 percent from downtown. Although it’s still early in his NBA career, he is coming off of his best NBA game with 13 points, six rebounds, and five assists on a career-high 28 minutes.
Clippers’ Milos Teodosic still dealing with pain, soreness in left foot
Clutch Points | Dec 18