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Clippers' Christmas Eve edition update: Marcus Camby, Al Thornton hurt

December 24, 2009 |  1:17 pm

Al Looks like that AlterG anti-gravity treadmill arrived at the Clippers’ training facility just in time.

It was, of course, supposed to be used by one injured patient named Blake Griffin, representing another step in his long-and-winding rehab assignment.

The Clippers rookie power forward today went through the paces on the machine, and his close buddy and teammate DeAndre Jordan decided to try it out and looked like an amusing cartoon character, clowning around on the high-tech apparatus.

Will there be other clients?

Considering the Clippers’ past and present … well … probably.

Two others could be Al Thornton and Marcus Camby, both suffering injuries in the Clippers’ most-recent loss, at Houston, on Tuesday. The team had Wednesday off and did not practice.

Thornton jammed his right big toe against the Rockets, and Camby suffered a hyperextended knee in the fourth quarter. They are considered questionable for the Christmas night game at Phoenix.

Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy was asked about their availability against the Suns.

“At this point I can’t tell,” he said. “If the swelling does go down, the guys have a better chance of playing. If it doesn’t go down, they could miss it.”

-- Lisa Dillman

Photo: Clippers forward Al Thornton grabs a rebound during a game against the San Antonio Spurs on Dec. 13. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press

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