Monday, 11 December, 2017

Blake Griffin avoids season-ending knee injury

Griffin hurts knee in Clippers win over Lakers Harry How Getty Images Blake Griffin drives to the basket earlier in Monday night's game against the Lakers
Lillian Steele | 30 November, 2017, 14:04

Even more bad news came down on Tuesday when it was announced that Blake Griffin could be out for at least two months after spraining his MCL on Monday night against the crosstown-rival Lakers.

Griffin left in the middle of the fourth quarter in Monday's game after teammate Austin Rivers collided with him in the paint while going for a loose ball. While this news means the team will be playing another month minimum without the 30-year-old National Basketball Association rookie, there are a few good things to consider in the meantime. He's on pace to be among the league leaders again this season as he's shooting at a 66.1-percent clip while averaging 10 points and 13.7 rebounds per game.

The Clippers have been riddled with injuries this season, including season-ending microfracture knee surgery to starting point guard Patrick Beverley. The Clippers are 8-11 on the year.

Any hopes they had of making the playoffs in the stacked Western Conference now look extremely slim.

Jordan's not used to losing, something he hasn't experienced since his early seasons with the Clippers.

Griffin signed a five-year deal worth $173 million during the offseason to remain with the Clippers.

The departure of Chris Paul led the team to splash out on Griffin as they were desperate to keep one of its stars.

You can't help but feel sympathy for the Clippers but it may be time to think about rebuilding and looking towards the future.

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