Rivers: Griffin not returning soon

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has revealed that superstar Blake Griffin is nowhere close to making his return. 

Griffin partially tore his left quad tendon during his side’s 94-84 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day and was supposed to sidelined for two weeks.

However, fast forward three weeks later and the 26-year-old is running again, but Rivers still feels it will take some time before he is back on the court.

“He’s running, which is nice and he looked great yesterday just moving around the gym,” Rivers told reporters. “But I think this thing is going to take time, if you want me to be honest. And I don’t know what that actually means.

“But I don’t think we should look for him any time soon.”

The Clippers have been excelling since Griffin sustained his injury as they have won nine consecutive games to take their current undefeated streak to 10 games overall.

However, the Clippers will be hoping to have Griffin back as soon as possible as he has been averaging a career-best 23.2 points per game, to go along with 8.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists.