Clippers guard J.J. Redick out 6-8 weeks with hand fracture

J.J. Redick is out 6-8 weeks.  (USATSI)
J.J. Redick is out 6-8 weeks. (USATSI)

The Clippers announced Saturday that guard J.J. Redick will miss 6-8 weeks with a fracture in his right hand and a torn UCL. They'll evaluate him again on Monday to determine treatment. In the meantime, reserve Willie Green will start in Redick's place, keeping Jamal Crawford as the sixth man. 

It's a big hit for the Clippers who signed Redick this summer as a free agent in a three-way sign-and-trade with Phoenix and Milwaukee. The Clippers opted to boost their offense with more perimeter shooting instead of defense. The result has been a phenomenal offensive unit that can't defend at all, coming in 16th in defensive efficiency. Without Redick, they lose a decent perimeter defender and of course a crack shooter. 

Redick suffered the injury Friday night in the Clippers' win over the Kings. He's averaging 16 points and two assists on 46 percent shooting from the field and 36 percent from arc in 28 minutes per game. 

Here's video of the injury:

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