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.
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.
PHOTOS: Classic shots of Blake Griffin throughout the years
Rare Photos of Blake Griffin
A 2-year-old Blake Griffin gets a boost from older brother Taylor (5) to reach a hoop at their home in Oklahoma. Clearly he wouldn't need help for long.
Blake Griffin (right) and older brother Taylor at ages 5 and 8. Multi-sport stars.
Blake Griffin (right) and older brother Taylor at ages 14 and 17.
Oklahoma Christian School product Blake Griffin intimidates at the Nike All-American Camp in Indianapolis.
Blake Griffin cuts through the lane for an easy basket at Nike Peach Jam.
Blake Griffin just chilling on the steps at Nike Peach Jam.
Blake Griffin, doing his thing at Nike Peach Jam.
Blake Griffin scored a perfect 50 on his first dunk and a 41 on his second dunk to win the McDonald's All-American slam dunk competition. Shocker.
Teammates Taylor and Blake Griffin get loose before an Oklahoma practice.
Blake Griffin and then Oklahoma women's star Courtney Paris pose (awkwardly) for SI's 2008 college basketball preview cover.
Some in-your-face Blake Griffin action.
Blake Griffin partakes in a round of hoops with Subway spokesman, Jared? Sure, why not?
Blake Griffin channels his inner Clayton Kershaw.
You know this Blake Griffin dunk well, but have you seen the composite of every frame? Pretty great, right?
An overhead view of one of Blake Griffin's dunks during the All-Star Slam Dunk contest.
Blake Griffin, on a beach. Yeah, he must workout.
Blake Griffin gets his Rookie of the Year trophy polished during a photo shoot.
Blake Griffin watches a take on the camera monitor during the first day of his internship with comedy website Funny Or Die during the NBA lockout.
Blake Griffin makes Subway 6-inch Cold Cut Combo and Meatball Marinara sandwiches like a champ. Apparently he was a frequent customer of this L.A. Subway restaurant during the lockout.
Blake Griffin poses with Elmo during a guest appearance on Sesame Street.
Grant Hill and Blake Griffin stroll through the Great Wall of China. Hard not to look like tourists when you're 6-8 and 6-10.
DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin bargain with vendors during a visit to the Great Wall of China. Hope they didn't pay full price for those hats.
Blake Griffin bowls during the Chris Paul PBA League All-Stars Invitational Bowling Tournament at Lucky Strike Lanes in L.A.
Blake Griffin Jesse Jackson before a Clippers-Warriors playoff game in L.A.
Blake Griffin smiles alongside teammate Hedo Turkoglu after being pulled during a preseason game against the Warriors in L.A.
Blake Griffin squeegees the windshield of his Tesla at a gas station in L.A. Not above going to self service.
Blake Griffin warms up before Clippers-Spurs playoff game in L.A.
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.