The LA Clippers have been without guard Avery Bradley for the last couple of weeks as he recovers from a strained groin, and on Tuesday afternoon, the team announced Bradley had undergone successful surgery to fix his adductor and rectus abdominis muscles. Six weeks to eight weeks is the recovery time on the surgery, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The Clippers acquired Bradley from the Pistons in the blockbuster multi-player trade that sent Blake Griffin to Detroit on January 29. 2017-18 was truly a lost season for Bradley.
The veteran shooting guard whose career started with the Boston Celtics had been dealing with the groin injury that popped up early in the season, and was never able to get away from the pain or soreness after games, practices, or workouts. The guard struggled to practice after the All-Star break, at which point surgery became a viable option. Coach Doc Rivers acknowledged last month that Bradley could need surgery. It's awful timing for Bradley, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Before being traded, Bradley was averaging 15.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 40 games with the 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 February 14 due to a sports hernia.