|Griffin underwent successful knee surgery. (Getty Images)|
Car-hurdling is officially off limits, at least for the summer.
The Los Angeles Clippers announced that high-flying All-Star forward Blake Griffin underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Monday.
Griffin suffered a medial meniscus tear during USA Basketball training camp in Las Vegas last week. He banged knees during a scrimmage and later experienced discomfort and swelling. He returned to Los Angeles to undergo an MRI and surgery was recommended.
The surgery and rehabilitation will sideline him from participating in the 2012 London Olympics. The Clippers announced that Griffin will be ready to go for fall training camp in advance of the 2012-13 season.
The No. 1 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Griffin missed the entire 2009-10 season with a left knee injury. Griffin also hyperflexed his left knee during the 2012 playoffs.
Griffin, 23, was named to his second All-Star Game in 2012, averaging 20.7 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.
He signed a 5-year max contract worth $95 million just days before he suffered his injury.
New Orleans Hornets rookie big man Anthony Davis replaced Griffin on Team USA.