Clips' Bradley out for regular season after surgery

Field Level Media/Reuters

Posted at Mar 14 2018 09:43 AM

LA Clippers guard Avery Bradley (11) dribbles the ball as Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) defends in the first quarter at TD Garden. David Butler II, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair adductor and rectus abdominus muscles on Tuesday, the team announced.

The recovery timeline will keep Bradley out for the remainder of the regular season, though he potentially could return if the Clippers make the postseason. Los Angeles enters play Tuesday at 36-29, good for the seventh seed in the Western Conference.

The Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs are all right behind at 37-30.

Bradley, 27, joined the Clippers in January as part of the Blake Griffin trade with the Detroit Pistons. He's averaged 9.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in six games with Los Angeles and hasn't played since Feb. 14 due to a sports hernia.

Before being traded, Bradley was averaging 15.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 40 games with the Pistons.

With Bradley out, Lou Williams is expected to remain a starter for the Clips.

Bradley will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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