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.
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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.