Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery today to repair a torn medial meniscus in his left knee, the team announced early Monday morning.
The Clippers didn’t release a timetable for Griffin’s return, but he’s expected to sit out about eight weeks after the surgery and is expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of training camp in October.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic will perform the surgery.
Griffin, who signed a five-year, $95-million contract extension last Tuesday, suffered the injury at a U.S. Olympic team practice Wednesday in Las Vegas.
It is the same knee Griffin had season-ending surgery on during his 2009-10 rookie season with the Clippers, but the Clippers said the stress fracture procedure ElAttrache performed on Griffin's kneecap then was unrelated to his current injury.