The Los Angeles Clippers' worst fears have been confirmed. The team announced an MRI test has revealed a torn left Achilles' tendon for guard Chauncey Billups, an injury that will cause him to miss the rest of the 2011-2012 NBA season.
The Clippers confirmed the news in a statement on their website on Tuesday.
Billups underwent an MRI today at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio which confirmed the injury. He will return to Los Angeles on Thursday for further evaluation. A date for surgery is yet to be determined.
The Clippers are in town to play the Cavaliers on Wednesday night at The Q.
Billups, who was claimed off of amnesty waivers after he was released by the New York Knicks, will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
The injury happened on Monday night in Orlando with 5:48 left in the fourth quarter, Billups had to be helped off the court.
Billups, 35, will likely miss 12 to 16 months, an timetable that could end his career.