Sunday, March 2, 2008
Oklahoma's Griffin out rest of regular season with injury
NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin had surgery Sunday on his right knee and will miss the Sooners' final two regular-season basketball games.
Griffin partially tore the medial meniscus in the first half of Oklahoma's 64-37 win against Texas A&M on Saturday, but returned to the game later in the half and played throughout the second half. He's the Sooners' leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 15.2 points and 9.3 rebounds.
Oklahoma said in a release that Griffin would return "sometime during the postseason" following the procedure by Don McGinnis and Brock Schnebel.
That prognosis would keep Griffin out at least for the Bedlam rivalry game Wednesday at Oklahoma State and the regular-season finale against Missouri on Saturday.
Griffin missed only one game after spraining a ligament in his left knee earlier this season. He was expected to miss as much as four weeks after hurting the knee in a loss at Kansas, but returned 12 days later.