Clippers' Blake Griffin to have elbow surgery for staph infection

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Blake Griffin to undergo surgery to remove staph infection
Sunday February 8th, 2015

The Los Angeles Clippers announced forward Blake Griffin will have surgery Monday to address a staph infection in his right elbow. 

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

The injury means neither Griffin nor Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who were both voted to the Western Conference's All-Star team, will play in the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 15. 

NBA commissioner Adam Silver will select the player to replace Griffin in the All-Star game. 

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Griffin has led the Clippers in scoring this season, averaging 22.5 points per game over 51 games.

- Will Green

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