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Blake Griffin undergoes knee surgery Monday

Jul 16, 2012, 4:59 PM EDT

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Forget London, Blake Griffin is now focused on being ready for China.

The Clippers will be in China for a couple preseason games against the Miami Heat and Griffin wants to be back and ready for camp after tearing the meniscus in his left knee during a Team USA scrimmage last week.

Griffin is undergoing surgery Monday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic will perform the surgery, according to the Clippers.

He is expected to be back for the season. He may well be brought along slowly during the preseason, but you can bet he’ll be out there to put on a little show for the Chinese fans so long as he is able.

However, Griffin is out for the Olympics. Anthony Davis was added to the roster in his place.

  1. mat9844 - Jul 16, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    That was such a bummer for Blake; hope this surgery goes well and he gets back to his usual spectacular dunks and 20+ points a game! Best wishes and get well fast, Blake!

  2. tonystrong - Jul 16, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Hopefully it gives him time to develop his mid range game because a few surgeries add up and for a guy who relies on his athletic ability so much, he better start developing in other areas so in 5 years when he ain’t bouncing as high, he’s still playing at a high level. His mid range and free throw shooting need serious improvement!

  3. isujames - Jul 16, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    By the time hes 27 or 28 he will be coming off someones bench after all those knee surgeries.

  4. godfather8775 - Jul 16, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Best wishes to Blake… I just had the same type of surgery today… Hope everything goes well for the both of us.

  5. censoredpost - Jul 16, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Hope ol forearm rip heals up quick. I can’t stand him but he’s good for the league.

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