Griffin sustained the injury in the first quarter on a drive to the basket. Hefinished the game, totaling 13 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in 36 minutes. He underwent an MRI early on Saturday and will be re-evaluated on Jan. 9.
The 26-year-old has averaged 23.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5 assists in 30 games this season for the Clippers. He trails only Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant in the Western Conference frontcourt in first returns of All-Star voting
He missed time last season due to a staph infection in his elbow, but had managed to stay healthy for the team’s first 10 games.
The Clippers (17–13) visit the Jazz on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET.
- Kenny Ducey