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You probably already knew about this but Blake Griffin will miss, at least, two weeks because of a quad injury. Deets from Clippers.Com:
Blake Griffin did not make the trip to Utah for the Clippers’ match-up Saturday night against the Jazz and will miss at least the rest of the team’s current five-game road trip with a partially torn quad tendon suffered in the Clippers’ Christmas win against the Lakers.
The injury occurred on a drive to the basket in the first quarter Friday night, and an MRI revealed the partial tear Saturday morning. Griffin will begin a recovery and treatment plan and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Here’s the thing: he will STILL be re-evaluated in two weeks so he can miss some more time if that turns out badly. But Ken Berger of CBS Sports offered up this nugget:
A person close to Blake Griffin tells @CBSSports the Clips are confident he'll recover from quad tear with 2-3 weeks of rest and rehab.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) December 26, 2015
So the Clippers and their fan base are definitely hoping that is it for Griffin. Extended missed time could sink the Clippers further down the standings, though they did have a big win against the Jazz at Utah last night. Hopefully, the Clips can withstand this just like they withstood losing Chris Paul two seasons ago.
Griffin is averaging 23.2 points, 8.7 boards, and 5.0 assists per game this season.
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