Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin undergoes surgery on injured left knee

Detroit Pistons Blake Griffin. (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images)
Detroit Pistons Blake Griffin. (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons all-star Blake Griffin underwent surgery Wednesday on the left knee that cost him significant playing time late in the season.

Detroit Pistons All-Star Blake Griffin underwent arthroscopic surgery on his injured left knee Wednesday, the team announced.

The team tweeted the news in a statement Wednesday evening:

“Blake Griffin underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure on his left knee today. The procedure addressed the issue causing soreness in the knee during the club’s final two weeks of the season & playoffs. He is not expected to miss any planned offseason training or preparation.”

The sore knee hindered Griffin’s ability to play through the last month of the regular season and into the playoffs.

Griffin reportedly injured his left knee in the Pistons’ 115-98 win over the Orlando Magic on March 28. The All-NBA candidate missed the following three games before returning in three of the Pistons’ final four regular season games.

The Pistons played their first two playoff games against the Milwaukee Bucks without Griffin before he returned to score a combined 49 points in Games 3 and 4. They lost the series 4-0.

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The team says Griffin is not expected to miss any scheduled offseason training.