Blake Griffin issues public apology after Toronto restaurant incident

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Blake Griffin has today apologized for the incident at a Toronto restaurant this week which left him with a broken right hand and "approximately" a four-to-six week recovery time.

The Los Angeles Clippers star suffered the injury during an altercation with an equipment staff member, Matias Testi, in which the Clippers say Griffin 'threw a punch.'

Taking to Twitter, the Los Angeles Clippers star posted a written apology in which he said sorry to the Clippers, his teammates and the franchise's fans. Scroll down to see Griffin's apology.


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Dealing with a quad injury picked up over the festive period, Griffin had been hoping to make his return to the Clippers lineup during the team's five-game road trip.

Now, however, the 2014 All-Star is facing up to at least one more month out. Griffin's public apology came not long after a joint statement from Clippers head coach, Doc Rivers, and their owner Steve Ballmer.

In the statement, which can be read in full here, the Clippers hierarchy confirmed they were "conducting a full investigation with assistance from the NBA. At the conclusion of the investigation, appropriate action will be taken."

The Toronto Police Department, per the OC Register, had not received any reports with reference to Griffin as of yesterday afternoon.

Despite being without Griffin since Christmas Day, the Clippers currently occupy the fourth seed in the Western Conference with a record of 29-16 and were 91-89 victors over the Indiana Pacers last night.

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