Quadriceps injury sidelines Clippers’ Griffin

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LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin will be sidelined at least two weeks with a partially torn left quadriceps tendon, the NBA team said on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

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Griffin was hurt during the Clippers’ 94-84 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day.

An MRI exam on Saturday revealed the extent of the injury and Griffin didn’t travel with the team for their game against the Utah Jazz.

It was not immediately clear if Griffin would join the team before Monday’s game at Washington.

Griffin finished Friday’s game with 13 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in 36 minutes.

In 30 games this season, he is averaging 23.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists and shooting 50 percent from the field.

The Clippers said he would be re-evaluated in a fortnight after rest and physical therapy.

AFP

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