Serge Ibaka undergoes back surgery, out for the remainder of the playoffs

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Giannis Askounis

11/Jun/21 23:07

A turn from bad to worse for Serge Ibaka to wrap up an injury-filled season

By Johnny Askounis/

Serge Ibaka underwent back surgery on Thursday, the Los Angeles Clippers announced.

Ibaka, 31, will miss the remainder of the NBA Playoffs. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The injury had kept him sidelined the past two weeks. The Congolese-Spanish big was held to just 41 Regular Season games and a couple of playoff appearances due to the lingering back issue.

As a starter in 39 out of his 41 outings, he posted 11.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.1 blocks per Regular Season contest.

The Clippers are currently down, 2-0, in the Western Conference Semifinals best-of-seven series versus the Utah Jazz.

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