It’s looking like Blake Griffin may be off the court for some time after spraining his left knee. The Clipper was up against the Lakers. On Tuesday, the team made an announcement his MRI scans revealed that he has a medial collateral ligament sprain. Even so, there is no further damage to his knee.
The night of the incident, Griffin was and another team member, Austin Rivers, was going for a loose ball. So was opponent, Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. Rivers lost footing and fell on to Griffin. As Griffin fell, twisted his knee.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers told reporters that Lonzo had knocked a player into Blake causing the accident.
Guard Patrick Beverley is out for the remainder of the season after having knee surgery. The team chose him after All-Star guard Chris Paul went off to Houston. Also, Guard Milos Teodosic and forward Danilo Gallinari are currently hurt.
Before his injury, he was averaging 23.6 points, 5.1 assists, and 7.9 rebounds.
Sometimes, he would play as the point guard for the team.
Rivers says that Griffin has got to trust his team members more.
With one of their best players down, the Clippers have to ace Southeast Division leader Washington as well as two gamins against Minnesota. Minnesota is currents second in the Northwestern Division.
This is not the first injury sustained from Blake. Last season, after undergoing surgery to his right toe, he was out for the playoffs. At the time, he was averaging 21.6 points, 4.9 assists, and 8.1 rebounds during the regular season.
Early in 2016, Blake Griffin, for some reason, punched one of the team’s former equipment managers.
While doing so, he broke his right hand. He was not to play for games that season and had almost $860,000 taken off his check.
Due to a left quadricep injury, he was only able to play 35 games during the 2015-16 season. That year, the Clippers lost during the first of the playoffs to Portland.