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Blake Griffin to miss Olympics

Updated: July 13, 2012, 12:46 PM ET
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been diagnosed with a medial meniscus tear in his left knee and, according to a Los Angeles Times report, will likely have arthroscopic surgery early next week.

The Times, citing NBA executives, reports Griffin is expected to miss eight weeks but should be recovered by the start of Clippers training camp in October.

Griffin, as a result, will miss the upcoming Olympic Games in London.

"We're relieved that this does not affect ...

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