Blake Griffin Injured In Team USA Scrimmage
Our ginger boo Blake Griffin got hurt while scrimmaging Wednesday and now we’re worried that unibrow rocker Anthony Davis might get to play in the Olympics in his place!
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin hurt his left knee in a Team USA scrimmage Wednesday and is returning to Los Angeles to be examined by team doctors.
Griffin twisted the knee in a scrimmage, a source said. The severity of the injury is unclear. He’s expected to have an MRI, possibly as soon as Thursday.
Griffin injured the same knee in Game 5 of the Clippers’ first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies.
USA Basketball officials have asked New Orleans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis, one of Team USA’s final cuts last week, to report to training camp.
Davis was on his way to Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon after attending a cable TV event in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo told Y! Sports’ Marc Spears that Davis will be available to play in Team USA’s exhibition against the Dominican Republic, but Davis isn’t guaranteed a roster spot if Griffin is unable to participate in the Olympics.
Colangelo said he was surprised that Griffin awoke with swelling in his knee. He doesn’t know how severe Griffin’s injury is.
Griffin signed a five-year, $95 million contract extension with the Clippers this week.
We hope you feel better soon Blake — We’re praying for you!
Get well and bring us home a gold medal boo boo!