The injury occurred during training on Friday, the Clippers said.

Brand was the team's leading scorer and rebounder last season, averaging 20.5 points and 9.3 rebounds.

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"It's unfortunate that this had to happen," Clippers vice president Elgin Baylor said in a statement.

"I believe he'll be back 100 per cent as good as ever."

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