The Los Angeles Clippers announced forward Blake Griffin will have surgery Monday to address a staph infection in his right elbow.
Clippers say All-Star Blake Griffin will undergo surgery in LA on Monday, Feb. 9 to remove a staph infection in his right elbow.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) February 8, 2015
Griffin will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break. Should open door for Damian Lillard for AllStar. Mike Conley another candidate.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) February 8, 2015
While the team is hopeful he could return in as early as two weeks, Griffin could be sidelined as many as six weeks, according to ESPN.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver will select the player to replace Griffin in the All-Star game.
Griffin has led the Clippers in scoring this season, averaging 22.5 points per game over 51 games.
- Will Green