DALLAS — Blake Griffin will miss three to four weeks after the Clippers’ All-Star forward underwent surgery for a staph infection in his right elbow.
Coach Doc Rivers says the timetable offered after Monday’s procedure in Los Angeles was about what the team expected.
Griffin will miss his second game Monday night in Dallas after the Clippers were blown out 131-108 by Oklahoma City on Sunday in their first game without Griffin this season.
Third in MVP voting last season, Griffin is averaging 22.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists while shooting 50.1 percent.
Rivers said Griffin should be able to start conditioning work in about two weeks.
Portland guard Damian Lillard replaced Griffin on the Western Conference team for Sunday’s All-Star game.