Report: NBA Star Injures Hand Hitting Team Staffer

The injury will likely keep him out for weeks
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2016 2:21 PM CST
Report: NBA Star Injures Hand Hitting Team Staffer
The Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, already out with a quadriceps injury, will miss even more time after injuring his right hand, apparently during a fight with a member of the team's equipment staff.   (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

A NBA star will likely miss weeks of action after injuring his hand, apparently while striking a member of his team's equipment staff, ESPN reports. Sources say Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers was arguing with the staff member inside a Toronto restaurant when he hit him, followed him outside, and hit him again. ESPN notes Griffin and the staff member are "good friends." Griffin is suspected to have fractured his right hand during the incident. According to USA Today, the star forward—who has been out with a quadriceps injury since Dec. 26—was close to getting back on the court prior to the new hand injury. The Clippers have gone 11-3 without Griffin. (More Blake Griffin stories.)

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