Blake Griffin Out 4-6 Weeks Following Right Knee Surgery

by December 21, 2016

The LA Clippers announced Tuesday that Blake Griffin underwent minor right knee surgery to remove loose bodies from the joint.

The five-time All-Star is expected to miss the next four-to-six weeks.

Griffin, 27, has put up averages of 21.0 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists through 26 games this season.

Per the LA Times:

If Griffin, who leads the team in scoring (21 points per game) is out the maximum amount of time the Clippers listed, he would miss 20 games.


The Clippers went 30-15 last season when Griffin was out recovering from a partially torn left quadriceps tendon injury and broken right hand.


“It’s always tough when your best player goes down. But you just have to find a way to [win],” Clippers guard Austin Rivers said earlier Tuesday at the team’s shoot-around. “We’re not going to change the way we play. I would imagine we’ll be up and down more. We’ll go at a faster pace just because we don’t have that post presence of throwing it in, kind of watching him do his thing. Without him in the rotation right now, I would imagine we would get the ball up a lot more, just try to run the floor a little bit.”