Blake Griffin 'Pretty Much Back At 100 Percent' Following Knee Surgery

Blake Griffin missed the Olympics after tearing his meniscus, but he's reportedly back to full strength before training camp.

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Blake Griffin's injury looks fully healed

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin showed no signs of an offseason surgery hampering his athletic ability during an intrasquad scrimmage on Wednesday. Steve Perrin of Clips Nation reports that Griffin looked athletic as ever against his teammates:

He had several breakaway dunks, which were spectacular enough, but he also had a tomahawk jam in traffic that really caught me off guard. That's how you know that he's back – it's the play where you think not much is happening and suddenly he's at the rim throwing down. How did he get there? No one else explodes like that, and the good news is that Griffin still does.

Griffin underwent surgery on his left knee after doctors diagnosed him with a medial meniscus tear during his participation in Team USA's training camp in mid-July. The All-Star missed Team USA's run to the gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics and was replaced by NBA rookie and first round pick Anthony Davis.

The recovery time for Griffin was estimated at eight weeks after problems first arose when the forward said he had discomfort in his knee. He underwent surgery on July 16.


Blake Griffin 'Pretty Much Back At 100 Percent' After Knee Surgery

Blake Griffin told the Los Angeles Times that he is back to 100 percent after surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee prevented him from participating in the London Olympics this summer.

"I came back after surgery and started rehabbing and getting back into it. I've been shooting and lifting [weights] and all that for a while now," Griffin said. "So, I'm pretty much back at 100%, been back 100% for a little bit. So I'm good."

Due to Griffin's past injury issues, the doctors and Griffin have been cautious about the process in getting him back on the floor.

"In talking to my doctor, he told me if this was the season and the playoffs were coming up, I would have been out two or three weeks," Griffin said. "We're kind of taking our time with it and really making sure we meet every single area and making sure that my strength is 100% back to where it needs to be.

"But it's been there for two or three weeks now. So, really, I'm just kind of working myself into condition and still getting my basketball work in and getting my lifts in."

Griffin is excited about a Clippers season that will see Chris Paul and himself lead a revamped roster that includes the likes of Lamar Odom, Jamal Crawford, Grant Hill and will see the return of Chauncey Billups.

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