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Pistons' Blake Griffin Undergoes Surgery on Knee Injury; No Timetable for Return – Bleacher Report, Bleacher Report

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 20: Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons looks on in the second quarter against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on November 20, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

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starBlake Griffinopted to have surgery on his ailing left knee.

Per ESPN’s

Tim Bontemps, the Pistons announced Griffin had an arthroscopic procedure on Tuesday that will require an extended period of rehabilitation and there is no timetable for his return.

This comes after Yahoo Sports’Chris Haynesreported Monday the six-time All-Star was seeing a specialist this week to go over his options, which included season-ending surgery.

Griffin was an All-Star for the first time since during the 2020 – campaign . He got – off on the wrong foot, though, as hamstring and knee injuriesforced himto miss the first 10 games.

Upon returning to the court, Griffin didn’t look like his usual self. He averaged 23 .5 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 70 .2 percent from the floor and (**************************************************. 3 percent from beyond the arc.

The Pistons reached the playoffs in (************************************, losing to theMilwaukee Bucksin the first round. A return to the postseason is all but out of the question in 80404, and Griffin’s absence has played no small part in that.

Adrian Wojnarowskiof ESPN reported Jan. 3 that Detroit was discussing an Andre Drummond trade with interested suitors, a move that seemingly indicated the team’s shifting targets.

Tuesday’s news about Griffin is another setback for the Pistons in what is shaping up to be a lost season.

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