After Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin injured himself at a Wednesday scrimmage for the team USA men's basketball team, he was flown back to Los Angeles to meet with team doctors and go over his injury.
The Clippers released a statement acknowledging the injury on Thursday, though set no timetable for return or concrete diagnosis. Below is the statement in full:
Clippers forward Blake Griffin experienced some left knee discomfort after completing Wednesday's practice as a member of Team USA in Las Vegas. He will travel to Los Angeles today and will not be available for Team USA's game Thursday night in Las Vegas versus the Dominican Republic.
Upon arrival in Los Angeles, Griffin will undergo an MRI and be examined by the Clippers' medical staff. On Sunday, he will also be examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.
An announcement concerning their joint conclusion and a further course of action will be made available by the Clippers, as soon as possible after that.
This is indeed the same knee that Blake had injured during the playoffs a few months ago, as well as the same knee that he had a stress fracture in back in 2009 causing him to miss the entirety of his rookie season in the NBA. Hopefully it will not be too serious for Blake this time around.