Los Angeles Clippers’ five-time All-Star Blake Griffin broke his right hand Saturday night during a physical altercation in Toronto, Ontario.
According to the team, Griffin suffered the injury “throwing a punch” at Matias Testi, the team’s assistant equipment manger at a restaurant. The injury was determined to be a spiral fourth metacarpal fracture that will likely keep Griffin off the court for four to six weeks.
Clippers Coach Doc Divers’s was clearly unhappy about the injury, and was sceptical about the four to six weeks recovery timeline, stating “I always say four to six weeks with a broken hand is unrealistic.”
A full investigation has been initiated by the Clippers into the altercation. Griffin had been having a strong season on the court, averaging 23.2 points a game.