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Clippers' Injury Woes: Blake Griffin sprains MCL, could be out 8 weeks

Clippers' Injury Woes: Blake Griffin sprains MCL, could be out 8 weeks

Lou Williams scored a season-high 42 points and Blake Griffin added 26 on Monday as the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Los Angeles Lakers for a 120-115 victory and a 2-0 season record against their in-town rival.

"It didn't look good, obviously", Clippers coach Doc Rivers told reporters. He said Griffin will be further evaluated Tuesday and that the Clippers were hoping for the best. "He's down", Doc Rivers said. "But we'll just have to wait and see".

Griffin once missed time because he punched a team assistant, and he can't avoid being run into by Austin Rivers on a loose ball.

"You could see right when it happened", explained Rivers. "Usually when you go in like that, that hard. they call it".

Williams answered with a layup before Brandon Ingram missed a corner jumper for the Lakers.

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Griffin did not play the last 3:53 of the game, heading to the locker room with what appeared to be a leg injury. I just know that there is another day.

Hopefully Griffin will be back on the court soon, but for now this incident is yet another point on the downward trend of the Clippers season and Blake Griffin's career. They lost their starting point guard, Milos Teodosic, to a left foot injury during the third game of the season.

The Clippers have already been crushed by injuries this season, a big reason they are just 8-11, even with their current three-game win streak. Yet the Clippers signed him to a new five-year, $173 million contract during this offseason. Because of Griffin's low durability he's failed to play over 67 games since the 2013-14 season.

Blake Griffin, who left last night's game the Lakers in the 4th quarter due to a left knee injury underwent an MRI which revealed a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprain w/ no other structural damage to his knee.