LA Clippers veteran guard Chauncey Billups suffered what appeared to be a serious left achilles tendon injury in their game last evening. This type of injury can vary in severity and the nature of treatment and rehabilitation that goes with it. Billups was reported to be absent from the locker room after the game which suggests that the injury required immediate attention. Best case scenario is a low grade muscle strain to the muscle/tendon attachment of the calf muscles which means that there is minimal tearing and the injury is more of an aggravation to the soft tissue. This would result is traditional treatment to target inflammation and stretching to restore function and may only result in a few lost days on the court. Worst case scenario is a tear or rupture of the tendon, which would require surgical reattachment and significant rehabilitation. This would likely sideline him for the remainder of the season and the likelihood of healing to his previous form at this stage of his career is unlikely and would probably result in an end to his illustrious playing days. The atmosphere in the locker room after the game in spite of the victory was reported to be somber, suggesting a reason for concern.