Friday, October 11th, 2013 at 9:55 am  |  10 responses

Blake Griffin Suffered a Bruised Knee Trying to Dunk on Teammate Lou Amundson

The LA Clippers had star forward Blake Griffin take a precautionary MRI after suffering a left knee bruise. Griffin was trying to posterize his teammate Lou Amundson when the injury occured. Per the LA Times and OC Register: “Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Griffin had ‘tweaked’ his knee. Griffin didn’t practice Thursday and there was no timetable for his return. However, he was dressed in his practice gear and shot free throws flat-footed when the media were allowed in before practice. Griffin was injured while driving for a dunk attempt when he was fouled by Lou Admundson. Griffin fell hard on the court and stayed on his back briefly before getting up to shoot two free throws. The Clippers practice Friday before they leave for an exhibition game in Utah against the Jazz on Saturday night. ‘Blake hurt his knee, but it was nothing bad,’ Rivers said before the team practiced Thursday. ‘But he tweaked it. It was on the dunk attempt. He said he did it going up. So he’s out.’ Griffin’s injury is on the same knee on which he had a non-displaced stress fracture of his left patella that forced him to miss his entire rookie season (2009-10) after he had surgery. [...] Griffin injured his knee on the final play of the scrimmage Wednesday, trying to score a game-tying dunk over Louis Amundson. Griffin was fouled on the play and missed both free throws.”

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  • RedDragon10

    Gotta love these preseason injuries.

  • RevKay

    this sums blake up pretty nicely.

    i mean, he obviously needed to be dunking on his teammate during practice, right? argument can be made that he was helping admundson practice guarding someone dunking on him, but seriously…bg just wanted to dunk? so unnecessary. maybe he should have been practicing outside shooting instead.

  • Dagger

    It is possible to practice your shooting while still attempting to dunk on someone from time to time.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    You can look at it that way. Or you may ask why did Lou have to foul on a dunk attempt in practice. There are 2 things to consider though from either angle.. Final play of scrimmage and game-tying.

  • playa

    There you go with your 5364657 old pg& I thought it was great signing last year…..(flushes the toilet) time to go on without you Stevie.

  • playa

    Sorry wrong thread,shieeeeet!!!

  • 23

    Not possible. If he is driving it in during a close game it means he doesn’t care about improving. He is too soft. He hasn’t put any work on his jumper and he is doing too many commercials (sarcasm)

  • Shooting Guard

    a dunk is 2 points, the sooner he learns that, the better for him

  • spit hot fiyah

    i ain’t going out like mozgov, bro!

  • VictorDeLaWood

    The last line of this article had me laughing so hard. Almost seemed like a dig…