Clippers superstar Blake Griffin had to leave Monday night’s game against the Lakers with under five minutes to go, after teammate Austin Rivers landed on Griffin’s left leg, and the superstar’s knee bent awkwardly.

After the game (which the Clippers won 120-115), the Clippers said it’s “too early to tell” how serious the injury is, but admitted they’re concerned.

Griffin was at least able to walk out of the Staples Center without crutches or a brace.

Then again, there are frequently cases of athletes walking off knee injuries and an MRI then determining that it’s a serious injury, so who knows.

But hopefully the injury isn’t serious, and an already-struggling Clippers team (8-11) certainly can’t afford to lose their best player.

UPDATE: Griffin has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL and could miss two months. It’s good news he will be able to return this season, but this likely still kills the Clippers’ playoff hopes.


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