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LA Clippers' Avery Bradley unsure when he may return this season

From NBA media reports

When healthy, Avery Bradley has proven himself to be one of the best defensive guards in the NBA. Unfortunately for Bradley, a healthy season has been hard to come by in 2017-18.

A groin strain earlier this season kept him out of seven straight games in December when he was on the Detroit Pistons. After being dealt to the LA Clippers in the Blake Griffin trade, Bradley has appeared in only six games as he is dealing with a sports hernia injury. According to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times, Bradley is unsure if (or when) he will suit up again this season:

Bradley also said that surgery is a possibility, and that it could happen before the season is over.

But Bradley said ideally he wants to play this season.

“Right now, we’re just taking it day by day, trying to be smart about this injury,” Bradley said. “Just trying to see what the best decision is to make, what it is, what it’s going to be.”

Bradley played 22 minutes Feb. 14 against Boston. But a week later, after getting time to rest during the All-Star break, Bradley wasn’t able to practice and he has not been able to play.

“I think it was one of those things where me sitting, I was able to see that, thinking rest would make it better. But it made it worse,” Bradley said. “It’s one of those things you have to sit back and re-evaluate and make some decisions based off not only information that I got, but how my body feels. So after doing that, we went back and tried to figure out what’s going wrong. Once we were able to figure that out, we knew we needed to make adjustments going forward so it wasn’t an injury that was going to continue to linger for the rest of the season.”

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