Blake Griffin Injury History?

Blake Griffin tried to hit the right notes this morning and say all the right things, but there was no hiding his discomfort and displeasure caused of the news that he will be out up to six weeks with a stress fracture of his left kneecap, yet another injury.

"It is a stress fracture of my kneecap, so it's a serious injury but it's not something that requires surgery. It's not something where I'm going to be out six months, half a year."

As I recall this guy had a similar problem before. What's Blake Griffin's injury history?

asked by Phill in Basketball | 5009 views | 10-27-2009 at 08:47 PM

Blake Griffin was the latest great hope for the Clippers. He hasn’t updated his Twitter since that game. He last twittered “Heading to shoot a round. Getting ready for our last preseason game. Let’s get it.”

Blake Griffin is pretty much the only reason why the Clippers have a prime time, season opening showdown against the world champion Lakers tonight.

Injury History

Griffin suffered a sprained Medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his left knee five minutes into the Sooners game against the Kansas Jayhawks, January 14, 2008. Griffin did not return to the game and the Sooners would go on to lose, 55-85. He would also miss the following game, a 63-61 win against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on January 19.

Less than two months after injuring his left knee, he injured his right knee in a home victory (64–37) against Texas A&M. The injury this time was torn cartilage, and he had arthroscopic surgery, March 2, 2008. He missed the following game, a March 5 victory of in-state rival Oklahoma State, 68–56, at Stillwater. But was back on the court a week after the injury (March 8) with 14 points and 8 rebounds in 28 minutes versus the Missouri Tigers, a 75–66 win for the Sooners on their home floor.

Griffin received a concussion in a 68–73 loss to the Texas Longhorns in Austin, on February 21, 2009. After a collision with Texas center Dexter Pittman (at the time 6'10", 300lbs), Griffin left the game with about 4 minutes to go in the first half and didn't return. He sat on the bench with a bloody nose and apparently dazed from the impact. It was the Sooners first loss of their conference schedule for the season. After sitting out the next game, a 78–87 loss to Kansas (February 23), Griffin was cleared by the medical staff and returned a week later to get 20 points and 19 rebounds in a 78–63 victory over Texas Tech, February 28, 2009.

answered by Dennis | 10-27-2009 at 08:52 PM

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