Clippers forward Blake Griffin had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee July 16 to repair torn cartilage.
Griffin is expected to be ready for training camp in October but will miss the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
He was injured July 11 during a Team USA practice in Las Vegas. An MRI exam the next day revealed the injury.
"We're relieved that this does not affect Blake's ability to be ready in time for training camp," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said in a statement. "Missing out on the Olympic experience will be tough for him to take. I know how dedicated he was to doing that. We're glad we can get this fixed now and take advantage of the available time for him to fully recover."
Griffin was replaced on the Team USA roster by Hornets rookie Anthony Davis, the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft in June.
The No. 1 pick in the 1999 draft, Griffin signed a five-year, $95 million extension with the Clippers on July 10. He averaged 20.7 points and 10.9 rebounds last season but hurt his left knee in the first-round playoff series against Memphis.
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Griffin's knee injury was related to the postseason injury, saying Griffin declined the option to have his knee 'scoped in May.
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