Los Angeles Clippers’ center Mason Plumlee is poised to miss up to two months due to an MCL sprain in his knee, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Anticipated to make a return in early 2024, Plumlee sustained the injury during a collision with Julius Randle in the Clippers’ 111-97 defeat against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Monday, prompting his departure from the game in the third quarter.
Acquired in February from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Reggie Jackson, a 2028 second-round draft pick, and cash considerations, Plumlee has averaged 5.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in 17 minutes per game over six matches this season.
With Plumlee sidelined, the Clippers may turn to P.J. Tucker and Moussa Diabate to assume larger roles. Additionally, there are speculations of the Clippers exploring a trade for the Pacers’ Daniel Theis to fill the void left by Mason.