The Los Angeles Clippers star player Blake Griffin on Monday, November 27th, suffered a horrifying knee injury during a NBA regular-season game against the Lakers.
Griffin, 28-year-old, fell down under the basket and grasped his left knee with a bit more than three minutes left in the Clippers’ victory against the Lakers — 120-115. He was attempting to steal a free ball alongside teammate Austin Rivers and Lakers rookie player Lonzo Ball.
No official word yet on the severity of Blake Griffin’s knee injury, but – um – the video does not look good. pic.twitter.com/sUTHGml3do
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In the short video clip above, it was evidently shown that Rivers have fallen on Griffin’s leg, whose knee got twisted as he landed down his back on the floor. Griffin got up, but soon left the game.
The Clippers franchise claimed that Griffin would be examined on the following day, Tuesday, November 28, but was listed as day-to-day.
“It didn’t look good, obviously,” Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers told media.
Blake Griffin's injury does not look good pic.twitter.com/bV1YfNNpn4
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The team have not had the fortune with injuries this regular season. The Clippers was already missing three of its star players — Patrick Beverley, Danilo Gallinari and Milos Teodosic — prior to Griffin’s injury.
Since getting drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers dating way back in 2009, Griffin has been injured in a lot occasion in his career in the league. In 2016, Griffin missed a total of 18 games and hurt his toe during the squad’s playoff series. Prior to that, he missed most of the 2015-2016 NBA regular season.
“Right now, you’re just trying to build a good basketball team,” Clippers coach Rivers told the Los Angeles Times. “We started out like we were going to and then all this happens. I just know that there is another day. There’s a next day and you coach to that day. You got to coach your guys to believe that and that’s how I’ve always been.”