Blake Griffin could face suspension

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The NBA is investigating the incident that led to Blake Griffin’s broken hand outside a Toronto restaurant last week.

The Clippers say Griffin had surgery and will be out four to six weeks. Meanwhile, as the NBA investigates the Clippers said his behavior has no place in their organization and that he could face “action” once an investigation is completed by the league.

This isn’t Griffin’s first run in off the court in terms of physical violence and so it should not be surprising if the league or the team hands out a multi-game suspension.

The following is the statement the team released Tuesday evening:

L.A. Clippers forward Blake Griffin suffered a spiral fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand throwing a punch on Jan. 23 in Toronto.

This conduct has no place in our organization and this incident does not represent who we are as a team. We are conducting a full investigation with assistance from the NBA. At the conclusion of the investigation, appropriate action will be taken.

Griffin received X-rays on Jan. 25th in Los Angeles that revealed the injury and he underwent a procedure on his hand Tuesday morning. The procedure was performed by Dr. Steve Shin. Recovery time from the injury is approximately four to six weeks.

L.A. Clippers Statement on Blake Griffin http://www.nba.com/clippers/news/laclippers-statement-blake-griffin-160126