Blake Griffin Injures Knee, Anthony Davis Called Back To Las Vegas

UPDATE: Here’s the LA Clippers’ statement regarding Blake Griffin’s knee injury, via the OC Register: “Clippers forward Blake Griffin experienced some left knee discomfort after completing Wednesday’s practice as a member of Team USA in Las Vegas. He will travel to Los Angeles today and will not be available for Team USA’s game Thursday night in Las Vegas versus the Dominican Republic. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, Griffin will undergo an MRI and be examined by the Clippers’ medical staff. On Sunday, he will also be examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. An announcement concerning their joint conclusion and a further course of action will be made available by the Clippers, as soon as possible after that.”

Blake Griffin, who signed a five-year, $95 million extension earlier this week, twisted his left knee during yesterday’s Team USA scrimmage and is returning to Los Angeles to be examined by team doctors. The injury is to the same knee he injured during the Playoffs. Yahoo! reports that rookie Anthony Davis has been asked to return immediately to Las Vegas for training camp: “Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin hurt his left knee in a Team USA scrimmage Wednesday and is returning to Los Angeles to be examined by team doctors, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Griffin twisted the knee in a scrimmage, a source said. The severity of the injury is unclear. He’s expected to have an MRI, possibly as soon as Thursday. Griffin injured the same knee in Game 5 of the Clippers’ first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies. USA Basketball officials have asked New Orleans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis, one of Team USA’s final cuts last week, to report to training camp. Davis was on his way to Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon after attending a cable TV event in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, sources said.”