Blake Griffin injures knee at Olympics practice

BY foxsports • July 12, 2012

Clippers forward Blake Griffin, who suffered an injury to his left knee Wednesday night while practicing with the US men’s Olympic basketball team, will undergo an MRI and a separate evaluation with the doctor who performed his knee surgery during his rookie season in 2010, the team said.
Griffin, who signed a five-year contract extension this week, was scheduled to fly to Los Angeles from Las Vegas to be examined by team doctors. The Clippers said Griffin will not be available for Team USA’s game against the Dominican Republic on Thursday night in Las Vegas.
On Sunday, Griffin is scheduled to be examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. ElAttrache was the surgeon who repaired Griffin’s left knee that ended his rookie season before he played a game.
In a statement, the Clippers said: “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.”
This is the same knee that Griffin sprained in the fifth game of the Western Conference playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies. He did not miss a game in that series or against the San Antonio Spurs in the semifinals.

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