Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley will miss the rest of the season after undergoing successful surgery to repair adductor and rectus abdominus muscles, the team announced in a press release.
Bradley’s operation was performed by Dr. Bill Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia on Tuesday morning.
The typical recovery time for Bradley’s injury is six-to-eight weeks, leaving the Clippers without their starting shooting guard until at least late-April. While unlikely, the potential of a Bradley return before next season exists if the Clippers can advance to the second round of the Playoffs.
Bradley, 27, played just six games with the Clippers before being ruled out of the season’s final month of action. He appeared in 40 games with the Pistons before being dealt to Los Angeles in a package for Blake Griffin at the NBA’s February 8 trading deadline.
Bradley, who’s in his eighth NBA season, saw his production slip this season after what was considered a career-best 2016-‘17 campaign. After averaging 16.3 points per game while also adding his usual impressive defense last season, both Bradley’s scoring average and shooting numbers fell across the board this season.