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:
Blake Griffin on injury: "I feel great, I've pretty much done everything over past 1 1/2 months. I expect to go tmrw w/o setbacks" #Clippers— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) September 25, 2017
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.