Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin sustained a left knee injury during Wednesday nights practice with the U.S. Olympic basketball team in Las Vegas and was scheduled to return to Los Angeles on Thursday for further evaluation.
Griffin will be examined by the same doctor who performed his season-ending left knee surgery during his rookie season in 2010.
Griffin had been given a clean bill of health after he took a physical Tuesday in L.A., before he signed his five-year, 95-million contract extension.
Its the same knee that Griffin sprained in Game 5 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Griffin didnt miss a game in that series and played in the next four games in the semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs.
Griffin is not going to play Thursday night against the Dominican Republic in Las Vegas.