Batum was set to play earlier than being dominated out not lengthy earlier than tipoff of the Clippers’ 97-91 win over the Dallas Mavericks. The Clippers initially stated the veteran was out due to sickness earlier than updating it and saying Batum was within the well being and security protocols.
Batum might miss a number of video games. The Clippers are in a six-game homestand with the second recreation throughout that stretch towards Dallas once more on Tuesday.
“I am undecided the times, however I count on him to be out for [a while],” Clippers head coach Ty Lue stated. “I am undecided the timetable, although.”
Lue stated the Clippers are taking as many precautions as potential.
“Everyone seems to be getting examined and a variety of guys obtained examined earlier than the sport,” Lue stated of guarding towards gamers coming into the well being and security protocols. “So simply gotta see what the outcomes are, however it’s gonna occur. Final yr, we did a very good job of staying away from that, however it’s been one thing that is gonna hit everybody sooner or later in time. Simply gotta be good about it and ensure everybody’s secure.”
The Clippers have needed to cope with a number of accidents this season. Kawhi Leonard is out indefinitely as he makes his approach again from surgical procedure to restore his proper ACL. Marcus Morris Sr. (left knee damage) and rookie Jason Preston (proper foot surgical procedure) have been out. And veteran heart Serge Ibaka simply rejoined the group on Sunday after a stint within the G League as he makes his approach again from again surgical procedure.
Batum began this season robust, averaging 9.8 factors and 5.5 rebounds. He missed one recreation final Thursday at Memphis because of an Achilles damage earlier than returning to play towards New Orleans on Friday.
“It has been [a lot of injuries], however a variety of groups are going via it, it isn’t simply us,” Lue stated. “We gotta proceed to climate the storm. I believe our guys are doing an important job.”