Blake Griffin Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

It is hard to judge who he has a bigger impact on - the front line of the U.S. National Team or the Los Angeles Clippers, but two collective gasps were heard when Blake Griffin went down with an apparent knee injury during a Team U.S.A. practice on July 11th.

Griffin felt discomfort in his knee and underwent an MRI on July 12th which revealed the damage sustained in the team's practice arena in Las Vegas.

The Clippers announced today that Griffin underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to repair a medical meniscus tear in his left knee. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.

Although Griffin will miss the entirety of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he is expected back at full health in time for the start of the Clippers training camp in the fall.

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