Patrick Beverley is a tough, tough guy. Therefore, it’s not much a surprise that he was ahead of schedule in returning from his microfracture and meniscus surgery on his right knee back in November. However, per a story by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski this morning, Beverley has been cleared for full basketball activities a whopping three months ahead of schedule.
The doctor who operated on Beverley called his healing and rehab “remarkable”, and commended Beverley on his efforts to get back as quickly as possible. Bev will now have a full summer to work himself into shape for the NBA season, and while he might not be 100% at the start of the next season (microfracture surgery is pretty serious), he should absolutely be healthy and in tip-top shape.
The Clippers were never going to hesitate with Beverley’s $5 million team option this summer, especially since they were heavily involved in his rehab and training. He became a leader and positive presence with the team in just his first year with the Clips, even with only 11 games played in uniform. The Clippers can work an extension with him this summer, and Beverley’s dedication, leadership, and hard-nosed defense would make him a valuable long-term addition to the franchise.
This is just fantastic news for Pat Beverley and the Clippers, and congratulations are certainly in order for him. It will be great to see Pat in a Clippers uniform next season, fully healthy and ready for battle!