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Blake Griffin, Baron Davis injury updates

October 26, 2009 |  1:41 pm

Clippers' rookie Blake Griffin remains questionable for Tuesday's opener against the Lakers, seeking a second opinion on his sore left knee. He aggravated the knee in Friday's exhibition season finale, against the Hornets.

Clipperslogo Thus, grim was the prevailing mood at the Clippers' training facility in Playa Vista on Monday with body language matching the injury updates. Griffin left for treatment before talking to the media.

"The first one said, 'we know it's a bone bruise,' " said Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy, of the doctor. "There's some swelling. It just depends on the swelling going down, the comfort level, as far as him being able to play or not."

So, why the second opinion?

"Because all players have a right to have a second opinion," Dunleavy said. "You can have a second opinion any time you want."

The power forward reinjured the knee late in the third quarter after an explosive dunk in the New Orleans game.

"I think it's better. But I don't know if it's good enough to play," Dunleavy said.

Officially, Griffin and point guard Baron Davis (foot) are being called game-day decisions. Davis did not practice, either, on Sunday or Monday. Marcus Camby (sprained ankle) has been able to practice the last few days and is expected to get some minutes against the Lakers.

-- Lisa Dillman

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