Paul George of the LA Clippers revealed he finally is done rehabbing his shoulders.
Paul George joined the Knuckleheads podcast to talk about coming to the league, his gruesome leg injury, and most importantly, the championship aspirations of the LA Clippers this year. One of the revelations was that he needed this hiatus to fully finish rehabbing his shoulders.
That’s right. PG has been playing at less than 100% all season after having surgery on both of his shoulders last summer. Despite not having been fully healthy, he has put up an impressive 21.0 points on 43.2% shooting, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.9 assists in 42 appearances.
“It was just tough because I couldn’t do nothing this summer… Going through the season was a toll on me… I feel amazing now. My shoulders literally like two or three weeks ago finally like loosened all the way up to where I don’t really gotta do shoulder rehab no more. I was still doing shoulder rehab all the way up until about three weeks ago and this was almost a full year since I had them done. It’s just been a process and my body feels great right now.
That’s great to hear from PG. If the Clippers do plan on winning it all in Orlando when the NBA season resumes, they will need everyone at full strength. This time off has been rough for everyone but it’s good to know there is a bright spot for the Clippers in it all. His rehab, along with Kawhi Leonard getting extended load management, should be nothing but helpful in the championship chase.
PG also suffered from hamstring issues multiple times this season, having to sit out several games as he kept reaggravating it. It stands to reason that the hiatus has also helped that to recover and he should be back to a full All-Star level once the season resumes.
Make sure to give the Knuckleheads pod a listen as PG discusses several other topics surrounding the Clippers, including how he thought he was going to be drafted to them with the 8th pick. Instead, the team went with Al-Farouq Aminu and George moved to 10th to the Indiana Pacers.