Blake Griffin #23 of the Oklahoma Sooners jumps to the net for a lay up as Stu Douglass #1 of the Michigan Wolverines watches from the floor in the first half during the second round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 21, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Blake Griffin;Manny Harris;Zack Novak;DeShawn Sims (Getty Images)more pics »Blake Griffin
, the college basketball phenom who has struggled to get it started in the NBA, will sit out the remainder of the season due to a scheduled knee surgery. It's more bad news for an L.A. Clippers
team that could desperately use a potential impact player like Griffin. Blake Griffin will require season-ending knee surgery. (wikipedia.org)
Griffin entered the NBA with tremendous promise, after racking up the Associated Press, the John Wooden Award, the Naismith Award and the Sporting News player of the year for the 2008–2009 college basketball season.
However, he has struggled ever since sustaining a ligament injury to his left knee during his college career. Just days before his NBA debut, it was announced that he had a stress fracture in his left knee.
It seems that rehab was not going as well as hoped, and today the Clippers and Griffin announced that he'll be riding the pine for the rest of the season, as he undergoes another surgery to repair the ligament. No word on when exactly the surgery will be scheduled for.