The LA Clippers released a tersely-worded statement Tuesday afternoon, confirming that All-Star forward Blake Griffin broke a bone in his right hand from throwing a punch at a team employee during a recent road trip.
The Clips say they’re investigating the incident prior to any disciplinary action being taken:
L.A. Clippers forward Blake Griffin suffered a spiral fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand throwing a punch on Jan. 23 in Toronto.
This conduct has no place in our organization and this incident does not represent who we are as a team. We are conducting a full investigation with assistance from the NBA. At the conclusion of the investigation, appropriate action will be taken.
Griffin received X-rays on Jan. 25th in Los Angeles that revealed the injury and he underwent a procedure on his hand Tuesday morning. The procedure was performed by Dr. Steve Shin. Recovery time from the injury is approximately four to six weeks.