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Griffin to Have Surgery; Will Miss Olympics
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On July 13, 2012 @ 7:00 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Blake Griffin will have surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee and the U.S. forward will miss the Olympics.
Griffin returned to Los Angeles on Thursday for further evaluation after reporting discomfort in the same knee that bothered him in the playoffs following Wednesday’s practice. The Clippers said he will require arthroscopic surgery and should be ready for training camp.
“We’re relieved that this does not affect Blake’s ability to be ready in time for training camp,” Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said in a statement. “Missing out on the Olympic experience will be tough for him to take. I know how dedicated he was to doing that. We’re glad we can get this fixed now and take advantage of the available time for him to fully recover.”
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