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Clippers Injury Update: Blake Griffin to Start Training Camp at Full Health

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The Clippers’ All-Star forward is slated to resume basketball activities without any limitations.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers-Media Day Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Following a season-ending toe injury and subsequent surgery, it wasn’t entirely clear when Blake Griffin might be able to return to the court. ESPN’s Michael Eaves reported earlier this summer that Griffin might be out until December (though the details were hazy, at best).

Well, at today’s media day for the LA Clippers, Griffin gave us a very nice update:

This is excellent news for the Clippers, who get to start the season with the centerpiece of their offense at full health. Griffin, a five-time All-Star and MVP candidate, will be vital to the Clippers’ success following the departures of starters Chris Paul, JJ Redick, and Luc Mbah a Moute, as well as Sixth Man extraordinaire Jamal Crawford.

Fans are likely to be cautiously optimistic about the news considering Griffin’s health over the last few seasons. But it should be exciting, nonetheless, to see Griffin in action right away and to see how he will be utilized in the Clippers’ new offense with their overhauled roster.