Los Angeles Clippers superstar Blake Griffin had a second surgical procedure conducted on his broken right hand this week, according to reports.
Griffin broke his hand after getting into an altercation with Clippers equipment manager Matias Testi on January 23.
Griffin had his first operation to repair a spiral fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right-hand last week, but was required to a second surgical procedure.
Despite going under the knife, Griffin is not expected to spend additional time on the sidelines as he is still being ruled out for four to six weeks.
The NBA and Clippers are still investigating the incident between Griffin and Testi and have yet to announce what punishment will be imposed on the 26-year-old power forward.
Prior to breaking his hand, Griffin had not played for the Clippers since December 26 as he partially tore his left quadriceps tendon in the Clippers’ 94-84 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. In Griffin’s absence, the Clippers have excelled as they have won 16 of their 20 games thus far.
In the 30 games he has played this season, Griffin has averaged 23.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 5.0 assists.