Basketball: Clippers' Griffin set to miss Rio with quad injury

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin will not be attending the USA basketball team's training camps in the summer.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin will not be attending the USA basketball team's training camps in the summer.PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin looks set to miss the Rio Olympics after his team announced that he will not attend the USA basketball team's training camps this summer.

Griffin underwent a bone marrow procedure on his left quad tendon on April 27 and has already begun the rehabilitation process.

He is expected to be ready for the start of the 2016-17 National Basketball Association season but is unlikely for the Rio Games this August.

In preparation for the Games, USA basketball will be holding training camps along with five exhibition showcase games beginning in July.

Five-time NBA All Star Griffin could miss his second straight Olympics, having made the 2012 squad for London before withdrawing with an injury.