Well, this might not be great news for the Clippers. Star power forward Blake Griffin was seen heading to the locker room late in the second quarter of Game 3 between the Clippers and Jazz in Salt Lake City.
The broadcasters on ESPN2 speculated that Griffin had turned his ankle on a drive to the rim against Rodney Hood.
Clippers' Blake Griffin head for locker room with apparent leg injury pic.twitter.com/8aAZbqXGb3— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 22, 2017
Early signs weren’t great, as Griffin returned shortly after with a sneaker off.
.@tonyparkszone reports from the sideline on Jazz Radio that Blake Griffin said "it is worse than I thought" as he headed to the locker room— David Locke (@Lockedonsports) April 22, 2017
Griffin had 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal on 5-9 shooting in 18 minutes before leaving the game.
UPDATE: The Clippers are reporting Blake hurt his big toe and will be getting X-Rays.
The official word from the Clippers is a sore right big toe for Blake Griffin. He will be getting x-rays and his return is questionable.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) April 22, 2017
UPDATE: Blake is out for the rest of the game. Welp.
Griffin has a bruised right big toe and is OUT for the second half, per Clippers PR— Clips Nation (@ClipsNationSBN) April 22, 2017