Clippers #1 Draft Pick Blake Griffin Is Going Under The Knife

Keith SavageContributor IJanuary 13, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27:  Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers watches the season opening game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Clippers say Blake Griffin(notes) will have surgery on his broken left kneecap, ending the No. 1 draft pick’s season before it even began.

An examination Tuesday revealed his recovery wasn’t progressing properly, the Clippers announced Wednesday in a statement.

Griffin hasn’t played yet for the Clippers after injuring his kneecap in their final preseason game Oct. 23. The former Oklahoma star recently increased his workload in rehabilitation, but developed pain in his knee.


I still think that Blake Griffin is going to be a bust. He was very overrated in college, and the same will imply in the NBA.