Blake Griffin Injury: Updates on Clippers Star's Recovery from Knee Surgery

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist

PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 25: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers sits on the bench as time winds down in the fourth quarter of Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center on April 25, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. The Blazers won the game 98-84. 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. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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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.

Continue for updates.

Griffin Active vs. 76ers

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Kevin Arnovitz of 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.

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