LA Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley gave fans a little insight on how his rehab progress is coming along after undergoing microfracture knee surgery for a torn meniscus.
Good news LA Clippers fans: Your former first team all-defensive point guard may be ahead of schedule in his recovery process. Two weeks ago it was announced that Patrick Beverley underwent season-ending knee surgery. To the surprise of none, Beverley is already starting to rehab his torn meniscus and making good progress.
We asked Mr. 94 feet how his rehab was coming along on Twitter (follow us) and he said “Great. Getting my range back. Super excited. Might pop up early.
#Wolverine.” This exciting news for a fan base in need of some positivity. The estimated recovery time for his injury was nine months. This would set him up to return just before next season. If he is able to return sooner he could possibly make training camp and the preseason. That would allow him to enter the 2018-2019 season in shape and ready to go.
In addition to his tweet, Beverley also shared an Instagram video displaying him rehabbing his knee with a range of motion exercise. The trainer working with Beverley could be overheard saying that he was “looking good.” Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt also chimed in with some positivity in the comments saying “Been there brother! The accomplishment of each small goal further clears the focus of the big picture process! Keep killin it!”
To help soften the blow of losing Patrick Beverley, the NBA granted the LA Clippers a $2.75 million disabled player exception. The exception can be used to sign or trade for a short-term replacement for Beverley. The exception cannot be packaged as part of a trade. It will be interesting to see how the front office tries to use the money.
Beverley ended his tweet with #Wolverine. This is in reference to the iconic X-men character who has regenerative healing abilities in the comics. Beverley also pays homage to the character in his Instagram profile picture. Beverley already resembles Wolverine on the court with his tenacity and ruthless aggression. If he can also manage to heal his wounds ahead of schedule it begs the question… Is Patrick Beverley a mutant? Hopefully we continue getting updates on Beverley’s rehab progress and see him on the court sooner rather than later.