Team USA basketball squad has been hit by an injury to Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin ahead of the London Olympic Games, which starts later this month.
Griffin, according to team reports, hurt his left knee in a scrimmage on Wednesday and has returned to Los Angeles for further examination by team doctors.
Team USA Basketball officials have requested for New Orleans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis to rejoin the training camp, this after the former Kentucky star was cut from the final roster last week.
Yahoo!Sports, in the meantime, is reporting that Davis will remain with the squad and will be available to play in Team USA’s exhibition against the Dominican Republic.
He, however, isn’t guaranteed an official roster spot if Griffin is out of the Olympics.
Meanwhile, it is believed that Griffin unfortunately twisted his knee in a USA scrimmage, during the the team prepares for the Olympics and is expected to have an MRI as early as possible – with reports even claiming that officials will push for one as early as today.
The former rookie of the year has been carrying the same knee injury since he picked it up in Game 5 of the Clippers’ NBA first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies.
USA team has already been hit by several injuries, included to Derrick Rose, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade and Dwight Howard.
Chris Paul is also said to be nursing a sprained thumb.