Blake Griffin Out with Hand Injury after Punching Equipment Manager

Blake Griffin reportedly suffered a spiral fracture of the 4th metacarpal after throwing a punch in Toronto on Jan. 23rd. After an undisclosed procedure, we expect him to miss 5 weeks. It’s unclear how exactly he sustained a spiral fracture; this fracture pattern is more typical of a rotational injury from the finger twisting rather than a direct blow from a punch. It’s also unclear exactly what procedure the star power forward underwent as surgery often isn’t required. It’s possible that the fracture was reduced, or relocated, under anesthesia or local nerve block. More details in the infographic below:

metacarpal-fracture

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