Blake Griffin Undergoes Successful Surgery

For Immediate Release
The Los Angeles Clippers announced that All-Star forward Blake Griffin underwent successful surgery today in Los Angeles to remove a staph infection in his right elbow.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache and assisted by Clippers team physician Dr. Steven Shimoyama. Griffin will be re-evaluated in three weeks at which time a further update will be provided.

Griffin, 25, is averaging 22.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists while shooting 50.1 percent from the field in 35.3 minutes this season and was recently selected to his fifth straight NBA All-Star game.

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