Report: Blake Griffin was advised to let small fracture in back heal

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers

Remember last week when we reported that Blake Griffin removed himself from Team USA’s national team that was to compete in the FIBA World Cup? At the time, Griffin said he wanted to focus on the upcoming season with the Clippers.

Well, – citing sources – on Monday reported that Griffin was actually advised by doctors to avoid international competition during the summer so he can give a small fracture in his back more time to heal ahead of the 2014-15 NBA campaign.