Report: Blake Griffin Injures Knee During Team USA Scrimmage

The Clippers power forward is expected to undergo an MRI today in Los Angeles

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    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin reportedly sustained a left knee injury while scrimmaging with Team USA.

    Clippers forward Blake Griffin experienced discomfort in his left knee Wednesday night during a U.S. Olympic basketball team scrimmage, according to the team.

    Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Hornets rookie forward, has been called up to join Team USA at training camp in Las Vegas in case Griffin is not able to play in the Games.

    Griffin will undergo an MRI exam Thursday in Los Angeles. On Sunday he will be examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic.

    The severity of the injury is unknown, according to reports from Yahoo! Sports and the Los Angeles Times.

    The news of Griffin’s injury comes just two days after he signed a five-year contract extension with the Clippers that could be worth up to $95 million.

    Before signing his name, Griffin passed a physical. Griffin’s left knee has been an area of concern in the past.

    During Game 5 of the Western Conference first-round against the Memphis Grizzlies, Griffin suffered a sprained left knee, an injury that did not sideline him.

    The forward was forced to miss the 2009-10 season with a stress fracture in the same knee, but recovered to win the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award the following year. 

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