National Basketball Association star Blake Griffin suffers brutal knee injury, video shows

29 November, 2017, 00:28 | Author: Laura Christensen
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Yet most of the focus in the Clippers' locker room was on the status of Griffin, who did not play the last 3:53 of the game because of a left knee injury. After playing through a noticeable limp for a short while, Griffin exited the court with a trainer and did not return to the game. After dealing away point guard Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, an 8-11 start has been awful for a franchise that's won 51 or more games in each of the last five seasons.

After the game, Doc Rivers didn't have a diagnosis to share, but he ominously said, "It didn't look good".

Lou Williams scored a season-high 42 points and Blake Griffin added 26 as the Clippers held off the Los Angeles Lakers for a 120-115 victory and a 2-0 season record against their in-town rival.

Blake Griffin drives to the basket earlier in Monday night's game against the Lakers. The team is also without guard Milos Teodosic (foot) and forward Danilo Gallinari (glute).

The Clippers' next game is Friday (AEDT) against the Jazz in L.A.


The team has announced Blake Griffin will miss up to eight weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

Any additional time Griffin misses only adds to the Clippers' hole, and we're counting on them staying healthy after they get Griffin back - not realistic given their injury history.

Given we can expect the Clippers to play at a pace slightly better than.500 with Griffin, they'd have to be close to even by the time he returns.

With the Clippers at 8-11 on the season, this is most definitely not good news.

The 29-year-old Jordan is one of the most imposing low-post presences in the National Basketball Association, leading the league in field goal percentage every year for the past five seasons.

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