Paul George has missed 43 games with a ruptured UCL right elbow.

LA Clippers swingman Paul George is set to play for the first time in three months.

George, who is coming back from a UCL tear in his right elbow, is available Tuesday night against the Jazz (10 ET, DTT), according to the league’s injury report. This will be his first match since December 22.

By Andrew Greif of Los Angeles TimesGeorge started to take part in more intense group workouts lately. He participated in practice Thursday and took part in five-on-five practices Sunday and Monday, per Greif.

George missed 43 games in the three months that followed, during which the Clippers – who have also been without compatriot Kawhi Leonard all season – battled to stay in eighth place in the Western Conference. With just seven games left, the Clippers are locked into the Play-In tournament, where George’s return could give them a welcome boost for a likely matchup with Minnesota.

After taking part in practices on Sunday and Monday, Clippers coach Ty Lue told the media that George’s return would depend on how he reacts to those practices.

the Los Angeles Times reports that starting with the game against Utah, Lue plans to increase minutes for veterans Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris Sr. and Nicolas Batum. This trio had been playing on a minute-limited workload for the past few weeks to keep them fresh for the playoffs.

“Now it’s time to put them back where the guys should be feeling pretty good, their bodies are intact and we can go from there,” Lue said, according to the newspaper.

George, 31, was averaging 24.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists before his injury. The Clippers have played all season without Leonard (recovering from offseason ACL surgery) and the last 18 games without Norman Powell (foot injury).

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.