Blake Griffin cannot catch a break sometimes, it seems. On Saturday as the Los Angeles Clippers hosted the Golden State Warriors, Griffin took a vicious, albeit inadvertent elbow to the face in the first quarter as JaVale McGee defended him on his way to the basket.
JaVale McGee caught Blake Griffin in the head with an elbow pic.twitter.com/bkSWOrOypG
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) January 6, 2018
After laying on the ground for a while, Griffin headed right back into the locker room
Blake took a pretty significant elbow to the head from JaVale McGee. Walking back to the locker room now. https://t.co/bsCJrKeUng
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) January 6, 2018
He was diagnosed with a concussion and ruled out for the rest of the contest.
Concussion for Blake Griffin, won't return, Clippers say.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 6, 2018
Griffin only recently returned to action for the Clippers after missing significant time with a knee injury. He’s appeared in four games prior to this one since his return, helping the Clippers win three of those four.
At the time of this injury, Griffin had five points, two rebounds and one assist playing in 10 minutes.