Detroitís Griffin has bone bruise, to be evaluated in a week
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 31, 2018 08:01 AM
DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 28: Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons dunks against the Milwaukee Bucks on February 28, 2018 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images)
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons say star forward Blake Griffin has a bone bruise on his right ankle and will be evaluated again in a week.
Griffin was scratched from Thursday night’s (Friday, PHL time) win over Washington and had an MRI that night. The Pistons say a timetable for his return will be provided “as appropriate” — Detroit’s playoff chances are slim, and the regular-season finale is April 11 (April 12, PHL time).
The Pistons acquired Griffin in January in a blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Clippers. Detroit is five games behind Milwaukee for the final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference.