Blake Griffin suffers bone bruise in left knee, could return soon
Clippers forward injured in practice, but set to return as early as Friday.
Blake Griffin is out of practice with a bone bruise in his left knee, and there’s no timetable for his return.
Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said Griffin “tweaked” his left knee during Wednesday’s scrimmage. Griffin received a precautionary MRI that revealed no structural damage.
Griffin injured his knee on the final play of the scrimmage Wednesday, trying to score a game-tying dunk over Louis Amundson. Griffin was fouled on the play and missed both free throws.
On Friday, Rivers updated his star forward's condition, and gave some reassuring news to Clipper fans.
Doc Rivers said he's not concerned about Blake Griffin because the team's trainers aren't concerned.— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) October 11, 2013
Blake Griffin will try to practice today and could play during upcoming three-game road trip.— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) October 11, 2013
Griffin averaged 18 points, eight rebounds, and four assists last season for the Clippers, but has dealt with knee injuries throughout his career. He missed being a part of Team USA in 2012 due to an injury to the left knee.
It doesn't sound serious, but it's enough to warrant a bit of an eyebrow raise if nothing else. We'll keep you updated on Griffin's condition.
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