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Rivers has been diagnosed with a bruised heel and will be out for two weeks, Elliott Teaford of the Torrance Daily Breeze reports. What was originally thought to simply be a sore right Achilles has turned out to be a bruised heel, which will sideline Rivers at least two weeks before he's re-evaluated. In the meantime, Milos Teodosic, Jawun Evans, Lou Williams and C.J. Williams will seemingly continue to see extra run.

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Jan 04 - 8:28 PM

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Austin Rivers (bruised heel) will be re-evaluated in two weeks. The official diagnosis is a right ankle impingement after he underwent additional testing on Wednesday. To be clear, just because he's scheduled to be re-evaluated in two weeks doesn't mean he will return right after that. Milos Teodosic and Lou Williams are locked into heavy minutes, while C.J. Williams and Jawun Evans will also get a chance to step up.

Rotoworld

Jan 04 - 8:27 PM

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When asked if Austin Rivers was getting closer to playing, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said, "We thought he was." "I know he was working out the last couple of days and had some discomfort," Doc Rivers said. "So they’re going to reevaluate his foot again. I think they are going to send him to another guy and see what’s going on. We have to wait and see." We still don't know how that evaluation went, and while the Clippers listed him as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Thunder, he's probably closer to doubtful. C.J. Williams had his best game as pro with 18 points on Tuesday and could get another chance to impress.

Rotoworld

Jan 04 - 10:16 AM

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Austin Rivers (sore right Achilles) is questionable for Thursday against the Thunder.. He did not play on Tuesday and Sunday, but Rivers is only day-to-day. C.J. Williams had a career night on Tuesday and may be asked to step up again. Rivers' Achilles injury looked a lot worse over the weekend, so getting back within a week would be great news.

Rotoworld

Jan 03 - 7:15 PM

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Rivers (Achilles) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies, Brad Davison of the Los Angeles Times reports. Rivers will be missing a second straight game with a sore right Achilles and he's expected to have another exam performed at some point over the next few days. That should provide further light on how long Rivers could sit out, so keep an eye out for another update in the near future. With Rivers out, the Clippers are set to start C.J. Williams and Wesley Johnson at shooting guard and small forward, respectively, with both players seeing increased roles.

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Jan 02 - 9:02 PM

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Austin Rivers (right Achilles) will not play on Tuesday vs. Memphis.

Rotoworld

Jan 02 - 8:54 PM

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Rivers (Achilles) did not participate in morning shootaround and remains questionable for Tuesday's contest against the Grizzlies, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports. Rivers sat out Sunday's tilt against the Hornets while nursing a strained right Achilles. He was tentatively considered likely to play Tuesday, but may be feeling more discomfort than expected. If he's ultimately held out once more, C.J. Williams, Jawun Evans and Sindarius Thornwell are all strong candidates to see extended run again.

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Jan 02 - 2:23 PM

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Austin Rivers (right Achilles) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Memphis.

Rotoworld

Jan 02 - 9:28 AM

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Rivers (Achilles) is considered questionable to play Tuesday against the Grizzlies, Tom Azarly of ClutchPoints reports. After sitting out Sunday, it sounded like Rivers was fully expected to play Tuesday, but apparently the team is a little less optimistic as tipoff approaches. If he's forced to sit for a second straight game, C.J. Williams, Jawun Evans and Sindarius Thornwell could see unexpected minutes yet again.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 01 - 7:50 PM

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Austin Rivers (right Achilles) said his recent injury stems from a muscle that gets "jammed," but he feels better and plans to play on Tuesday. "[Clippers trainers] pulled my foot and it just popped to where I was able to just start walking again," Rivers said. "There was something jammed, they unjammed it, so I’ve just got to continue to strengthen it, but its not a problem." An MRI came back negative for structural damage, fortunately, and this curious injury doesn't sound like it will cost Rivers much time, but we're still considering him questionable for Tuesday until L.A. officially updates his status. If he can't go, Jawun Evans should draw another start alongside Milos Teodosic and C.J. Williams.

Rotoworld

Jan 01 - 1:57 AM

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