Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Dec. 20 and was originally expected to be out three to six weeks, the Clippers announced, per Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
However, he's ready to return.
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Griffin Active vs. 76ers
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN.com reported that Griffin will start Tuesday but will be on a minutes restriction.
Griffin's Presence Vital to Clippers' Hopes in Western Conference
For the season, Griffin is averaging 21.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists through 26 games.
Griffin was riddled with injuries during the 2015-16 campaign. He suffered a torn quad on Christmas and a broken hand during a fight with a team employee that limited him to 35 regular-season games. Soreness in his quad caused him to bow out early in Game 4 of the Clippers' first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers. He went on to miss Games 5 and 6.
Given that Chris Paul suffered a broken hand in Game 4, the Clippers went into the offseason looking like a snakebitten franchise. While it seemed like the team might look to shuffle things by trading one of its Big Three, it chose to keep them for what could be a last hurrah.
The Clippers are currently 30-16 and in fourth place in the Western Conference.