Hopes of getting back Griffin after his injury is dashed now. The Los Angeles Clippers are seeing their hopes shattered as the player has not yet recovered from his quadriceps muscle injury. He still remains sidelined from the team for his recovery. Since late December, he is in rest. Reporters said that Griffin fractured his hand due to some team event. The team has confirmed that their potential teammate Griffin will remain sidelined for a few more weeks due to his injury. They also said that he encountered this injury while he was throwing a punch in Toronto. However, other reports are saying that it happened after he had a fight with one of the teams’ equipment staff
The entire incident took place outside a restaurant due to which it was almost public. Apart from the injury, the main discussion is something else. Are Clippers incomplete without Griffin or they can do well now too? After all, their stats are running all well without Griffin. Clipper LA went 11-3 even when Griffin was sidelined. It prominently solidified their hold on their home court. It was the first round match of the Western Conference Playoffs. It is possible to analyze this only after a close observation whether or not Blake’s absence is affecting the team.
Los Angeles lost a pair of games on its current trip from the two most eligible teams that were Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers. They went 9 out of 10 matched without Griffin. They went 9 – 1 at a stretch which was not as impressive as it seemed to their fans. Clippers have shown significantly better performance even without Griffin. According to some stats, the performance of Clipper’s remained at 53.3 with Griffin and had risen to 68.8 without him.
However, experts say that it is fine to survive a short-term injury, but playing without him for long is not possible for the team. Many incidences have shown that with Griffin sidelined Clippers have been a bit fortunate. There was Jordan and without him, they lost their home court match. Eventually, Griffin’s need will arise if any other potential player goes sidelined.