The Los Angeles Clippers star player Blake Griffin on Monday, November 27th, suffered a horrifying knee injury during a National Basketball Association regular-season game against the Lakers. An MRI revealed the sprain and confirmed no other structural damage to the knee.
The Los Angeles Clippers received some good news regarding Blake Griffin's status on Tuesday. After dealing away point guard Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, an 8-11 start has been terrible for a franchise that's won 51 or more games in each of the last five seasons.
"We'll just have to wait and see", said Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who heaved a heavy sigh upon entering the postgame interview room.
The team have not had the fortune with injuries this regular season.
Blake Griffin drives to the basket earlier in Monday night's game against the Lakers.
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The Clippers are already missing three key players, including guard Patrick Beverley, who is out for the season after having right knee surgery last week.
The Clippers are still evaluating the severity of Griffin's injury, but if he misses a large portion of the season, they may look towards a rebuild as reaching the playoffs without him would be a tall task.
The Clippers are only a half game back of the Utah Jazz, who now hold the No. 8 seed.
Rivers appeared to have fallen on Griffin, whose knee got twisted as he landed on his back.
Though, it's the latest in a long line of injuries that has cost the recently-extended franchise player 83 games over the past three-plus seasons. However, they sit 8-11 and 10th in the Western Conference.