Blake Griffin had been sidelined for the Clippers for several games, while dealing with a quad injury but he was supposed to return to the lineup on this current road trip. Supposed to. But, that return will have to be delayed as Griffin will be out for a few weeks after breaking his hand as result of allegedly punching a member of the equipment staff in the face while in Toronto.
Based on how physical some guys play him, there have been countless times where Griffin punching an opponent in the face would’ve made total sense. Interesting that he chose an equipment manager.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin injured his right hand after hitting a member of the team’s equipment staff during an argument, multiple sources told ESPN’s Michael Eaves.
According to the sources, Griffin and the equipment staffer got into an argument in a restaurant during the team’s trip to Toronto. Griffin hit the man, who then left the restaurant and went outside. Griffin followed him outside and hit him again.
Griffin suffered a suspected fracture in his hand in the incident, sources told ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne early Tuesday morning.
The equipment staffer’s face was injured, sources told Eaves. Both Griffin and the equipment staffer were sent home after the incident.
Sources told ESPN that the hand injury is expected to keep Griffin out “a matter of weeks, as opposed to days.”