Oklahoma freshman forward Blake Griffin is expected to miss the final two games of the regular season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery Sunday morning.
Griffin, the Sooners’ leading scorer and rebounder, injured the knee with 15:15 remaining in the first half of Saturday’s 64-37 home victory over Texas A&M.
The surgery revealed a partially torn medial meniscus. The school announced that Griffin is expected to return for the postseason. The Big 12 Tournament begins March 13 in Kansas City.
On the play, Griffin went up for a rebound and got tangled with Aggies’ forward Bryan Davis. Griffin went the dressing room and returned to the floor with 4:49 left in the first half.
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He continued to play and finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. Griffin grabbed seven rebounds after suffering the injury.Griffin suffered a sprained left knee ligament during a Jan. 14 loss at Kansas, missing the final 35 minutes of that and the next game against Texas Tech.
Griffin is averaging 15.2 points and 9.3 rebounds.
The Sooners, 19-10 overall and 7-7 in the Big 12, are battling to make the NCAA Tournament. They’re tied with three other teams for fifth place and travel to Oklahoma State on Wednesday before wrapping up the regular season with a home game against Missouri on Saturday.