Clippers suffer another playoff injury, lose Blake Griffin for season

April 22, 2017

Donald Sterling thankfully is gone from the NBA, but apparently the Clipper Curse remains just as strong without him, as the team announced that star forward Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the 2017 NBA Playoffs with an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe suffered during the Clippers’ 111-106 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round Playoff series.

Without Griffin, the Clippers can pretty much kiss their 2017 championship hopes goodbye.  The injury may also signal the end of the team's Griffin-DeAndre Jordan-Chris Paul era, as that core group has continuously failed to stay healthy during the playoffs and isn't getting any younger.

Griffin will be re-evaluated upon the team’s return to Los Angeles and will see foot and ankle specialist Dr. Richard Ferkel.

Griffin averaged 21.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.9 assists in 61 regular season games in 2016-17, and averaged 25.0 points per game in the first two games of the Clippers’ Playoff series vs. the Jazz.

By Staff of and news services

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