Milos Teodosic injury return update

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Milos Teodosic
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Milos Teodosic /

According to Broderick Turner of the LA Times, Milos Teodosic is not expected to return until at least after Christmas.

With Patrick Beverley out for the season, fans have been wondering when the Serbian magician will make his return and take his place leading the Clippers. While this news means the team will be playing another month minimum without the 30-year-old NBA rookie, there are a few good things to consider in the meantime.

Teodosic should be fully healed when he returns 

Milos Teodosic is suffering from plantar fasciitis in his left foot. When the Clippers other point guard option, Patrick Beverley, returned and played against the Knicks after being diagnosed with a sore knee, it was reported that he would have surgery on that knee causing him to miss the whole season shortly after the game. The surgery repaired a microfracture and meniscus injury. Coach Doc Rivers isn’t looking to make that mistake again as he released this statement on Danilo Gallinari and Milos Teodosic’s conditions Saturday night:

"“We’re not going to rush anybody back. I don’t care what situation you’re in. Not only is it going to make it worse, because then he’ll come back and get injured, or any of our guys. That’s one thing we’ll never do.” -Doc Rivers"

Younger guards will get more playing time until his return

Young guns like Sindarius Thornwell, Jawun Evans, and C.J. Wilson have received more minutes due to these injuries. The increase in their playing time’s will continue to benefit their development until Teodosic returns. Standing at just six feet, Jawun Evans is an exciting guard with a lot of hustle and heart. We can especially look forward to watching him more as Doc Rivers looks for the team’s best possible guard options.

Teodosic’s estimated return time isn’t exactly ideal, but let’s stay positive and consider it a gift from Santa Claus, even if it does arrive after Christmas.