Griffin aggravated a left quadriceps injury in Game 4 of the team’s first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. An MRI revealed no further structural damage, and the team said he’ll be ready for the start of training camp.
Paul, meanwhile, underwent surgery Tuesday morning in Los Angeles to repair a right hand fracture that he suffered in the third quarter of Monday night’s game.
The series is tied 2-2. Game 5 is Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
Griffin was limited in the fourth quarter Monday night due to the quad before he sat out the final 5:48 of the game, a 98-84 loss. He had suffered a partially torn quad tendon on Christmas Day, and also broke his hand during an altercation with a member of the team’s staff earlier this year. Those injuries caused him to miss 47 games during the regular season.
“It’s tough,” Griffin said after Monday night’s game. “It’s not easy dealing with injuries, especially this time of year.”
Paul suffered a fracture in his right hand while defending Blazers guard Gerald Henderson in Game 4. He was taken out with 6:07 left in the third quarter. The fracture was in the third metacarpal, in the center of the palm of his right (shooting) hand.
Surgery for Paul had been expected. The normal recovery time for the injury is anywhere from three to six weeks.
Griffin averaged 15.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists in the first four playoff games. Paul averaged 23.8 points, 7.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds.
The Clippers will be going into uncharted territory without the two All-Stars.
Information from ESPN’s Arash Markazi was used in this report.