Blake Griffin has appeared in just 18 games this season after experiencing discomfort in his surgically-repaired knee, and the Detroit Pistons star will now be out indefinitely after undergoing another procedure.
The Pistons announced on Tuesday that Griffin had arthroscopic surgery in his left knee and will undergo an “extended rehabilitation period.” No timetable has been set for his return.
The #Pistons announced today that forward Blake Griffin underwent a successful arthroscopic debridement of his left knee.
Griffin will undergo an extended rehabilitation period and there is no timetable set for his return. pic.twitter.com/D3cfSUUciY
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) January 7, 2020
The Pistons said recently that they were not considering shutting Griffin down for the season, but it would not be a surprise if we have seen the last of him until next year. The six-time All-Star had surgery on the same knee during the offseason and has had issues with it throughout the year.
Griffin is averaging just 15.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game, which would both be career-worst marks for him. The Pistons are 13-24 this season, and the rumblings about them entering a rebuild will continue to increase now that Griffin could be out for the year.