Griffin's shoulder won't need surgery

Updated: July 23, 2009, 9:23 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said he doesn't expect Blake Griffin's shoulder injury to have a lingering effect on the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft.

The club revealed on Wednesday that Griffin has a strained right shoulder that will require three to four weeks of rest. He was hurt in a July 16 summer game against Memphis in Las Vegas and will miss this week's minicamp for USA Basketball.

Clippers physician Dr. Steven Shimoyama diagnosed the injury Tuesday ...

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