The Clippers All-Star Forward will be out for at least a few games as Blake Griffin undergoes elbow surgery.
Los Angeles Clippers F Blake Griffin will undergo surgery to remove a staph infection in his right elbow, and won’t be back until well after the All-Star break.
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The Clippers announced that Griffin would undergo the surgery this coming Monday but there remains a lot of speculation as to when he’ll be back with the team. NBA insider Ramona Shelburne said on Twitter that the infection could take a month or more to fully heal.
Details on Blake Griffin’s elbow surgery– the staph infection is in the elbow he has drained. Initial projection is 4-6 weeks, per sources
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) February 8, 2015
Griffin is averaging 22 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists with a 50.1 shooting percent in 35 minutes.game this season – all of which have been among the best of his young career – and was selected to his fifth career NBA All-Star game. He is fairly invaluable to the team in terms of his production.
NBA.com stated that the procedure will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache and assisted by Clippers team physician Dr. Steven Shimoyama.
Since missing his entire first NBA season with a broken left kneecap, Griffin has played in 359 of a possible 363 regular-season games for the Clippers.