Blake Griffin had elbow drained over weekend

Nov 23, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) reacts after a missed shot against the Sacramento Kings during the fourth quarter at Staples Center. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Sacramento Kings 103-102. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin is no stranger to elbow issues. Last season, Griffin had his elbow drained of fluids after nagging issues with his elbow and now it looks like the elbow problems are returning.

According to reports, Griffin had his elbow drained once again on Sunday after his team took down the struggling Chicago Bulls.

From Broderick Turner at the Los Angeles Times:

“It’s still a little big,” Griffin said Tuesday. “But they put some anti-inflammatory fluid in there. It should go down in the next couple of days.”

Griffin said he was told that it wouldn’t be a good idea to have surgery on the bursa sac right now. “If you do, there’s an increased chance of arthritis,” Griffin said.

It is never good to have those issues so early in the season, so hopefully Griffin will be able to fully recover quickly and it won’t bother him all season.

Griffin is off to a solid start this season and the Clippers have high hopes to remain one of the top teams in the Western Conference, but if that elbow continues to be a problem we could see a decline in his production.

Topics: Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

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