Blake Griffin out at least 2 weeks with partially torn quad tendon

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin will miss at least two weeks with a partially torn left quadriceps tendon.

Griffin suffered the injury in the first quarter of the Clippers' Christmas night victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, according to the team.

Despite the injury, Griffin finished the game, tallying 13 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in 36 minutes. An MRI taken Saturday revealed the extent of the injury and he will be re-evaluated in two weeks, the Clippers said in a statement.

The team hopes to have Griffin back in two or three weeks, a source told's Ramona Shelburne.

Griffin is averaging a team-high 23.2 points this season to go with 8.7 rebounds per game and 5.0 assists per game.

Josh Smithwas inserted into the starting lineup in Griffin's place against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night as part of a five-game road trip. Smith went 0-for-2 in five minutes of play.

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