Blake Griffin to miss at least next 3 games as MRI reveals bone bruise in right ankle
He is slated to be re-evaluated in a week, with a chance to being shut down for the season if his ankle doesn’t show any improvement, as the Detroit Pistons only have seven more games left in the schedule, with two of them coming this week.
Griffin did not play in Thursday’s 103-92 win over the Washington Wizards, a late scratch initially ruled out with a right ankle contusion.
Anthony Tolliver took over in his place, scoring 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field against the Wizards.
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Ever since, Griffin has played limited minutes in each of the team’s last two wins, combining for merely 50 minutes of game times between wins over the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Griffin was traded to Detroit prior to the trade deadline and his effect on the team hasn’t been enough to take the Motor City to the playoffs, as Detroit has had to adapt its core without starter Reggie Jackson for most of this season.
Jackson will see the majority of shot attempts with Griffin on the shelf, mired as the lone scoring option along with Andre Drummond, who’s coming off a 24-point, 23-point double-double.