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Injury Report: Landry Shamet Could Miss a Few Games with “Ankle Impingement”

The Clippers’ starting small forward could miss some time.

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Landry Shamet left Sunday’s game against the Knicks early in the 3rd quarter with what appeared to be a bad ankle injury. Later that game, it was announced that he’d been ruled out for the rest of the contest — not a great sign.

After the game, at Doc Rivers’ press conference, he stated that Landry had been diagnosed with an “ankle impingement”, and would possibly miss a couple games. Not great.

Per a quick Google search, ankle impingements can take as little as a week or two to heal, with severe cases lasting up to six weeks. Since Shamet is being ruled as “questionable” for tomorrow’s game against the Timberwolves, it would seem that he has a more mild case. Still, even if he’s not badly injured, it would make sense to give him some rest so a more serious injury doesn’t occur. Therefore, it would seem that at least a week or so off (meaning four games missed) is likely.

Hopefully Landry is able to recover completely and quickly, as the Clippers desperately need his shooting for the playoffs, and he’s a key player who they want to get postseason experience. In all likelihood he’s back for the playoffs, but it would be great if he has a clean bill of health somewhat before then. Rest up Landry!