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X-Rays negative on Blake Griffin's arm

Posted on: January 26, 2011 12:33 am
 
Blake Griffin falls awkwardly in loss to Mavericks, X-Rays negative. 
Posted by Matt Moore

X-Rays for Blake Griffin's arm were negative tonight, he's listed as having suffered a left elbow contusion in the Clippers' loss to Dallas Tuesday night. Griffin wrapped around Brendan Haywood on the baseline in the third quarter, was tripped and landed awkwardly on his arm. It was yet another in a series of violent collisions with the ground for Griffin. It's the one concern in what has been a historic season for Griffin who is close to securing an All-Star birth. He's either colliding violently with the rim or crashing to the earth. And with every destructive dunk the defense becomes more and more inclined to put Griffin on his back. 

So far he's been impervious to injury after breaking his kneecap before his rookie season. But things like this make you nervous for his future if he keeps crashing to the floor like that. 

Griffin is listed day-to-day. We'll keep you updated on his status. Clipper fans, exhale. Well, except for Eric Gordon's injury. You can keep not breathing on that one. 
Comments

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 5:50 pm
 

X-Rays negative on Blake Griffin's arm

Griffin needs to wise up! Dwayne Wade went thru same thing. Opposing players play him dirty or made sure he ended up laid out. It resulted in two year recovery for Wade. I don't want to see Griffin in a suit riding the pine. This guy is fun to watch.The officials need to reign this behavior in and Griffin needs to play smarter. I didn't see the play with Haywood so I can't say it was dirty, but I have already seen a tendency by the officials to allow the opposition a heavier hand than the norm. Shaq has always dealt with this problem, as soon as he gets fed up with beiing mugged by defense and retaliates, he becomes the bad guy.  It really is the officials double standard that needs to change.




Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2011 10:06 am
 

X-Rays negative on Blake Griffin's arm

Haywood is such a punk. He is a dirty player and getting griffin out of the game with a cheap shot was the only way they could win that game. Haywood should have been tossed and given appropriate fines. Haywood just couldn't guard him so he resorted to a playground cheap shot. Haywood gets frustrated every game because he sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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