Report: Clips’ Beverley cleared for full basketball activities

Patrick Beverley only played in 11 games in 2017-18.

Patrick Beverley of the Los Angeles Clippers has been cleared to return to full basketball activities three months ahead of schedule, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Beverley had microfracture and meniscus surgery on his right knee Nov. 22 and it was expected he would need a full nine months before receiving medical clearance, according to the report.

Dr. Walter Lowe, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Center, called the speed of Beverley’s rehabilitation “remarkable,” according to the report.

“I saw Pat [Thursday] and ordered a new MRI approximately six months out from his microfracture biocartilage repair and lateral meniscus repair,” Lowe told ESPN in a statement. “His recovery has been remarkable and I have cleared him to return to all basketball activities. This speedy recovery is a testament to Pat’s diligence to the comprehensive rehabilitation program between Houston and LA.”

The 29-year-old Beverley played in only 11 games for the Clippers this season, averaging 12.9 points, three rebounds and three assists. Los Angeles received Beverley as part of the deal last June that sent point guard Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets.