CAPTION: Feb 6, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups (1) is attended to after an injury during the fourth quarter against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. Los Angeles defeated Orlando 107-102 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE
Chauncy Billups' 2011-12 season may be over after the Clippers point guard suffered an Achilles tendon injury on Monday night.
Chauncey Billups suffered an Achilles tendon injury in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers' overtime victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday, and according to HoopsWorld's Steve Kyler, several members of the Clippers hinted that Billups may have suffered a tear and was "done." If he did suffer a tear, he could be sidelined for a full calendar year.
There is no official word on the severity of Billups' injury, but Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro confirmed to reporters that it is, indeed, an Achilles tendon injury.
Billups suffered his injury midway through the fourth quarter, on a play that didn't involve any contact. He had to be helped off the court and to the locker room.
Billups came to the Clippers after being amnestied by the New York Knicks under a new provision of the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, and had averaged 30.3 minutes, 14.8 points, and 4.1 assists per game in his 19 appearances for the Clippers entering Monday.
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