Detroit Piston's fans probably are tired of hearing about Blake Griffin's durability and health concerns however the issue remains Griffin is nearing 30 with a injury history that is the stuff of nightmares.
I will admit the toe injury and broken hand are not long term concerns and they seemed like one time events.
What does concern us here at Basketball Rehab is Griffin's left leg. Blake Griffin has had the following injuries to this leg. Broken kneecap, bone bruise, torn meniscus, and torn quadriceps and knee swelling that led to a cleaning out of loose bodies.
There are two primary points of concern when it comes to long term effect. Osteoarthitis and loss of athleticism. Griffin is so dependent on his athleticism that any loss of it could be devastating.
Arthritis is associated with pain and swelling of a joint.
Osetoarthritis is a degeneration of the cartilage of the knee, trauma such as ligament tears and broken bones typically make this more likely to develop.
Arthritic joints continue reducing flexibility and increasing pain. Amare Stoudamire had his career shortened by knee arthritis our concern is Blake Griffin will suffer a similar fate.
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