Report – Blake Griffin Breaks Hand in Fight With Member of Team’s Equipment Staff
Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin will remain out of action with a broken hand.
Already missing the last 15 games due to a partially torn quadriceps, Griffin is now sidelined for "a matter of weeks as opposed to days" after suffering a fracture in his right hand.
Just hours after the report of the injury came out, news of how he fractured his hand was leaked out to the masses.
According to ESPN, Griffin broke his hand after punching a member of the team's equipment staff multiple times while on a road trip in Toronto.
According to the sources, Griffin and the equipment staffer got into an argument in a restaurant during the team’s trip to Toronto. Griffin hit the man, who then left the restaurant and went outside. Griffin followed him outside and hit him again.
Griffin suffered a suspected fracture in his right hand in the incident, sources told ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne early Tuesday morning.
The equipment staffer’s face was injured and he was treated at a local hospital, sources told Eaves. Both Griffin and the equipment staffer were sent home after the incident.
Griffin had originally planned a return to the court on this current road trip with the Clippers, the team is 11-3 in his absence.
Head coach Doc Rivers said the team was expected to release a statement on the matter prior to their game against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.