Griffin, like Bradford, now sidelined
Posted on: October 27, 2009 6:56 am
Edited on: October 27, 2009 7:03 am
The reigning National Player of the Year has a broken kneecap .
He'll miss Tuesday's NBA opener.
And has this been a bad year for Oklahoma stars or what?
First, Sam Bradford's post-Heisman campaign began with an injured shoulder that will be surgically repaired Wednesday . Now Blake Griffin will be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks (around 20 games) after breaking his kneecap in the Clippers' final exhibition. So the odds are clearly stacked against Willie Warren, OU's next great one. He better hope the all-bad-things-happen-in-threes rule doesn't apply to Sooners (and look both ways before crossing any road).
Seriously, it's a rough deal.
Griffin had been tremendous this preseason while averaging 13.7 points and 8.1 rebounds.
No question, he was going to be the NBA Rookie of the Year.
And he still might.
But his pro career is now officially off to a bad start.
And another Sooner is now unfortunately on the mend.