Even though Team USA won the gold without Blake Griffin during the Olympics, his presence was missed.
During the Team USA Basketball training camp, Griffin suffered a medial meniscus tear. He left camp and returned to LA to undergo an MRI and to later have an arthroscopic surgery in July.
Recently Griffin spoke to the LA Times on Friday and said he’s back.
“I came back after surgery and started rehabbing and getting back into it. I’ve been shooting and lifting [weights] and all that for a while now,” Griffin told The Times in telephone interview Friday. “So, I’m pretty much back at 100%, been back at 100% for a little bit. So I’m good.”
“In talking to my doctor, he told me if this was the season and the playoffs were coming up, I would have been out two or three weeks,” Griffin said. “We’re kind of taking our time with it and really making sure we meet every single area and making sure that my strength is 100% back to where it needs to be.
“But it’s been there for two or three weeks now. So, really, I’m just kind of working myself into condition and still getting my basketball work in and getting my lifts in.”