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Jamal Crawford Confident of Return this Season

Los Angeles Clippers reserve guard Jamal Crawford hasn’t played in over three weeks because of a rather bizarre calf injury, but Crawford doesn’t think it’ll keep him out for the rest of the season, according to Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times.

Crawford last played on March 2 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He suffered the injury in that game when he bumped into a Wolves player. The injury turned out to be a deep calf bruise, and he recently had his calf drained to help expedite the recovery process.

Crawford said the calf is getting better, although he still can’t run. There’s no reason to rush the 35-year-old, though, because the Clippers are doing just fine without him. Los Angeles has won five games in a row and is 7-4 since Crawford got hurt.

However, it’ll still be nice to have Crawford back, whenever that may be. He provides a nice scoring punch off the bench, a bench that’s not very good at all. The veteran guard is averaging 16.4 points and 2.5 assists while shooting 40.1 percent overall and 33.3 percent from three.


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