Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin will undergo arthroscopic surgery to treat a meniscus tear in his left knee, an injury he suffered in a team USA scrimmage on Wednesday.
As a result of Griffin's injury, he will not participate in this summer's olympics in London, providing a significant blow to the USA's front court depth. All reports indicate that Griffin will be ready to play once Clippers training camp begins in October.
"We're relieved that this does not affect Blake's ability to be ready in time for training camp," said Clippers' Head Coach Vinny Del Negro. "Missing out on the Olympic experience will be tough for him to take. I know how dedicated he was to doing that. We're glad we can get this fixed now and take advantage of the available time for him to fully recover." (Via: NBA.com)
Griffin will now undergo surgery and engage in daily recovery to be ready for the Clippers' training camp. New Orleans Hornets rookie, Anthony Davis, is Griffin's replacement for the Olympic games in London.
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