Blake Griffin will undergo season-ending surgery. From the Clippers’ release:
After experiencing some discomfort during his recently-accelerated rehabilitation program, Clippers’ forward Blake Griffin was examined Tuesday afternoon by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.
As a result of that examination, it has been determined that the healing in his left patella area has not improved to the expected required level. Griffin will undergo a surgical procedure in the near future, with a recovery prognosis of four to six months … Further details will be made available as events develop.
Previously on December 23rd, after undergoing a CT Scan and MRI Griffin had been cleared to increase his rehabilitation workload.
Griffin, the first overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft, suffered a non-displaced stress fracture of his left patella during the Clippers’ last preseason game vs. the New Orleans Hornets on Friday, October 23rd.
UPDATE: “Blake Griffin will undergo surgery on his left knee on Thursday, January 20 at The Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, with Clippers’ Team Physician Dr. Steven Shimoyama assisting.”