posted on July 13, 2012 10:33
Blake Griffin injures knee
Team USA took another hit to their frontcourt on Thursday, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been diagnosed with a medial meniscus tear of his left knee and, according to a Los Angeles Times report, will likely will have arthroscopic surgery early next week.
According to reports, he should be ready before training camp in October, but will out 6-8 weeks. As a result, will miss the upcoming Olympic Games in London.
USA Basketball said in a statement that Griffin reported he was experiencing discomfort in the knee during a scrimmage at Team USA training camp. Griffin missed Thursday night's 113-59 exhibition victory over the Dominican Republic.
The Clippers said in a statement that Griffin would undergo an MRI exam once he returns to Los Angeles and then will be evaluated by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic on Sunday.
New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis, the NBA's 2012 No. 1 overall pick out of Kentucky, has been asked to report to Team USA training camp in Las Vegas. Davis dressed for Team USA's game against the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic was coached by John Calipari, Davis' former coach at Kentucky.
Griffin, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft, signed a five-year extension with the Clippers that could be worth as much as $95 million on Wednesday.