Mon, September 23, 2013

Griffin hurts knee in U.S. scrimmage

By SPORTS NETWORK


Blake Griffin talks with reporters after the roster for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team was named in Las Vegas on July 7, 2012. (Steve Marcus/Reuters)


LOS ANGELES - Clippers forward Blake Griffin experienced left knee discomfort after Olympic practice Wednesday and was set to undergo an MRI in Los Angeles.

The Clippers and USA Basketball said Griffin would not be available for Team USA's game Thursday night against the Dominican Republic in Las Vegas.

After Griffin undergoes the MRI and is looked at by Clippers staff, he will be examined by an orthopedist on Sunday. A further course of action will be determined after all that, the Clippers said.

Griffin twisted the knee in a scrimmage, according to Yahoo! Sports, which said Team USA officials have asked Anthony Davis, the No. 1 draft pick by the Hornets, to report to camp.

Griffin hurt the knee in a Game 5 loss to Memphis in the first round of the playoffs.