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If you were at the Lakers-Clippers game on Christmas you wouldn’t be able to tell that Blake Griffin is hurt.
After suffering a torn quad in the first quarter of the Clippers win over the Lakers, BG went onto play 36 minutes and finished the game with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists.
An MRI Saturday confirmed that it was a torn quadricep muscle and the Clippers announced that Griffin will be out at least two weeks to recover the injury.
This is a tough blow for the Clippers as they seemed to be getting into a rhythm as of late. Griffin was averaging a team-high 23.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game. Via NBA.com:
Blake Griffin did not make the trip to Utah for the Clippers’ match-up Saturday night against the Jazz and will miss at least the rest of the team’s current five-game road trip with a partially torn quad tendon suffered in the Clippers’ Christmas win against the Lakers.
The injury occurred on a drive to the basket in the first quarter Friday night, and an MRI revealed the partial tear Saturday morning. Griffin will begin a recovery and treatment plan and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.