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High flyer and Los Angeles Clipper star Blake Griffin will miss this year’s Olympics because of an injury that occurred in a scrimmage. What else is new for the USA men’s basketball, another injury?
Griffin, who just signed a 5 year, $95 Million contract on Wednesday, will have a second surgery on his left knee. Griffin injured his left knee during a team USA scrimmage on Wednesday. The injury is a meniscus tear in his left knee. Griffin injured the same knee in the Clippers first round series against the Grizzlies. Griffin is expected to recover from the injury before the start of the NBA season.
USA Basketball president, Jerry Colangelo on the injury.
“I don’t want to commit,” Colangelo said. “That’s as far as I want to go. Blake is gone and Anthony is here. That’s as far as I want to go for the moment.”
“Blake worked extremely hard in our training camp and certainly would have been a valuable contributor,” Colangelo said in a statement. “This is another unfortunate inj
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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...
Welp, it’s official. Blake Griffin has a meniscus tear in his left knee and is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery next week. Griffin injured his knee on Wednesday during a Team USA practice. He’s expected to be out approximately eight weeks but should be available for the start of the Clippers training camp in October. Of [...]
All-Star forward Blake Griffin left Team USA training camp Wednesday, the day his new five-year contract with the Clippers became official, to return to Los Angeles for an MRI on his left knee. Griffin was injured in a team drill, according to Yahoo Sports, and a source told Sports Illustrated the initial prognosis was "not good." Anthony Davis, the No. 1 pick in the...
One of the biggest gripes about the Olympic games featuring NBA talent comes from owners – Mark Cuban being one of the more vocal – is the concern about injury while playing in the games. Clippers star Blake Griffin, who just signed a 5-year-$90 million deal with the franchise, twisted his left knee Wednesday during [...]
The New Orleans Hornet’s Anthony Davis will replace Blake Griffin on Team USA’s Olympics basketball team.
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All-Star forward Blake Griffin left the Team USA training camp Wednesday, the day his new five-year contract with the Clippers became official, and returned to Los Angeles for an MRI on his left knee. Griffin was injured in a team drill, according to Yahoo Sports, and a source told Sports Illustrated the initial prognosis was "not good." Anthony Davis, the No. 1 pick...
Anthony Davis was seated on the court, the best players in the world towering above him.
The NBA rookie had just been fouled while making a 3-pointer, falling backward toward the U.S. bench, looking up to see the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant dancing in celebration.
The Americans weren't just giddy over the basket.
Their joy was in knowing they can count on the kid...
When Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin went down with a torn meniscus in his left knee at Olympic training camp in Las Vegas this week, somewhere in Dallas, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban probably couldn't help but mutter a quiet "I told you so" -- even if only to himself.
Cuban's presumed rancor, of course, wouldn't be intended for Griffin, who, through...