Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin exited last night’s
contest against the Memphis Grizzlies in the third quarter due to a high ankle
sprain. The ailment has caused the Clippers to consider Griffin as day-to-day,
and he told reporters – including Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles – that the
injury got worse as the game went on.
"As the game went on, it got worse," Griffin said. "I was in the weight room on the treadmill; they just had me walk just to keep it loose and not just sit there."
"It's an unfortunate thing that happened yesterday," Del Negro said. "It's a freak accident that he came down on Lamar's foot and got a bad ankle sprain. He's got a lot of swelling in there but he got therapy all night and therapy all day and battled through it. He came out in limited minutes and was active, but as the game went on, it got worse and worse, and you could see him there in the third, he was struggling to move a little bit, and that's when I pulled the plug on that. It just didn't make sense. I really wanted to protect him and make sure he was all right, but I give him a lot of credit for being out there."