Griffin, who was selected as one of the 12 members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team, was diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his left knee on Thursday and will consequently miss the upcoming Olympics in London, according to the LA Times.
The two-time All Star had been wowing his teammates and observers everywhere with his unbelievable high-flying abilities just earlier this week, even before agreeing to his massive $95 million extension with the Clippers.
Griffin was injured during a Team USA scrimmage on Thursday afternoon, and he immediately returned to Los Angeles for examinations on the injured limb.
After being named the 2010 NBA Rookie of the Year, Griffin put on another stellar performance in 2011-12 averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. He and new teammate Chris Paul led the Clippers to the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference playoffs and a first-round series win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
The timetable for Griffin's recovery is about eight weeks, and he should be ready for the start of the 2012-13 regular season.