Blake Griffin suffers bone bruise in left knee, could return soon

Blake Griffin injured his knee Wednesday.
Blake Griffin injured his knee Wednesday. (USATSI)

The Orange County Register reports that Clippers forward Blake Griffin injured his left knee in practice on Wednesday, sustaining a bone bruise. An MRI was negative for structural damage. 

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.

via Clippers' Griffin suffers bone bruise: Clippers Blog: Orange County Register.

On Friday, Rivers updated his star forward's condition, and gave some reassuring news to Clipper fans.

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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