Griffin Suffers Stress Fracture of Patella
For Immediate Release
Los Angeles Clippers rookie forward Blake Griffin suffered a non-displaced stress fracture of his left patella during the Clippers last preseason game vs. the New Orleans Hornets on Friday, October 23rd.
Griffin, who underwent an MRI yesterday which confirmed the diagnosis, was examined by both team physician Dr. Steven Shimoyama as well as specialist Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Based on communication between the two physicians, it has been determined that Griffin will be sidelined for approximately six weeks.
During this time Griffin will receive bone stimulation and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment.
Griffin originally suffered a bruised left patella during practice on Thursday, September 24th and was eventually cleared to resume full basketball activity.
Griffin, the first overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft, averaged 13.7 points, 8.10 rebounds and 28.0 minutes in seven preseason games played.