Clippers star Blake Griffin went down with a very scary injury at the end of the first quarter Saturday against the Warriors.
Griffin fell to the ground after catching an elbow to the head from Warriors center JaVale McGee, and his hand was trembling as he laid on the floor for several minutes. Clippers’ medical staff quickly attended to Griffin, who was diagnosed with a concussion.
Really scary moment here. hope Blake Griffin is OK pic.twitter.com/ThQTtFuGoN
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) January 6, 2018
He was able to walk off the court on his own, but he went straight to the locker room for further evaluation.
Blake Griffin leaves the game after taking a nasty elbow to the face. pic.twitter.com/tFZDcA11LG
— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) January 6, 2018
The Clippers announced Griffin would not return to the game and was placed in the concussion protocol.
Injuries aren’t too unfamiliar to Griffin who only returned to the court Dec. 29 after missing a month to a sprained MCL in his left knee. However, according to ESPN, this is Griffin’s first known concussion as a pro. He did miss time in 2009 at Oklahoma from a concussion.