NBA: Clippers G Rivers out at least 2 more weeks


Posted at Jan 05 2018 12:15 PM

LA Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) controls the ball as Houston Rockets guard Briante Weber (0) defends during the first half at Toyota Center. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Austin Rivers will miss at least two more weeks as he nurses a right ankle impingement, the team announced Thursday.

Rivers will continue to receive treatment and be re-evaluated in two weeks.

The 25-year-old already missed the team's last two games because of the ailment and will sit out a Thursday matchup against the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder.

Rivers originally sustained the injury last Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers when he lost his footing in a collision with teammate Sam Dekker and fell to the floor awkwardly.

The sixth-year guard has already reached a career high in games started (30) this season and is averaging personal bests in points (15.8 per game), assists (3.6) and steals (1.3) for the 17-19 Clippers.