Blake Griffin hasn’t played for the Clippers in more than a month due to a torn quadriceps muscle that sidelined him just before Christmas. And while the team has done well without him—they’re 11-3 since he went down—they have only played against two teams with records above .500 during that stretch, so they were obviously looking forward to getting him back into the lineup soon. But it sounds like that’s not going to happen due to a hand injury that he reportedly just suffered.
The Clippers haven’t released any statement about the injury, but according to ESPN, Griffin fractured his right hand during what is being described as an “undisclosed team-related incident.” We don’t want to jump to any conclusions here, but plenty of people are already speculating about what that might mean with some suggesting Griffin may have injured his hand during a fight with one of his teammates. Regardless of how it happened, the injury will likely prevent Griffin from playing for an extended period of time.