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Blake Griffin has back injury, will not play in FIBA World cup
Blake Griffin has back injury, will not play in FIBA World cup

It appears the reason Clippers forward Blake Griffin declined last week to participate in Team USA's basketball training camp is because of a back injury and not because he wanted to rest for the upcoming season, The Times confirmed Monday night. Griffin has a small fracture in his back that will require rest but not surgery, and that was the reason why he couldn't make the training camp in Las Vegas that started Monday and won't be able to play in the FIBA World Cup that starts next month. The Clippers have said Griffin's injury is not considered serious. However, the Clippers were unaware of Griffin suffering his back injury during the playoffs. Griffin did...

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