Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been cleared to return to basketball activities and began his four-game suspension with Sunday’s game against the Denver Nuggets, the team announced.
The Clippers imposed the suspension against Griffin after he fractured his right hand punching a team equipment manager in front of a restaurant in January.
He had already been sidelined with a partially torn left quad tendon that he suffered on Dec. 25 during a game against the Lakers. Griffin has not practice since the quad injury.
In 30 games this season, Griffin is averaging 23.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists
The Clippers (45–27) are currently fourth in the Western Conference standings.