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Chris Paul's hand injury deals Clippers crushing blow
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Chris Paul's hand injury deals Clippers crushing blow
Thursday April 28th, 2016

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Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin underwent a procedure on his quad that will force him to miss the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the Clippers announced.

Griffin reportedly had a bone marrow injection that is similar to platelet-rich plasma treatment to reduce pain and trigger a healing response. He initially chose to wait to undergo the procedure as it would have caused him to miss the remainder of the season while the Clippers were on a playoff run against the Portland Trail Blazers. He will not be able to participate in basketball activities for several months.

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New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis underwent the same procedure and will not require surgery on his left shoulder to repair a posterior labral tear. Davis, a member of the 2012 Olympic team that won gold, will also miss the Olympics.

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The Clippers ruled Griffin out for the remainder of the season after re-aggrevating his quad injury.

Griffin was looking to make his first Olympic team after missing 2012 with a torn medial meniscus in his left knee.

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