Just when the Los Angeles Clippers had snapped their nine-game losing streak, the team has learned that they'll be playing without their best player moving forward. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clips' All-Star forward Blake Griffin will be out for eight weeks after suffering a sprained MCL during last night's 120-115 win over the Lakers.

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Wojnarowski reports that there was no structural damage to Griffin's knee, but he's still expected to two months. The Clippers, 8-12, are undoubtedly relieved that the injury isn't more severe, but it's definitely a devastating blow to a team that just rattled off three straight wins after losing nine in a row.

Blake was injured late in the fourth quarter against the Lakers when Austin Rivers accidentally ran into his left leg while scrambling to recover a loose ball.

So far this season Griffin is leading the Clippers in points and assists per game with 23.6 and 5.1, respectively. Additionally, he is recording 7.9 rebounds a game.

The 28-year old, five-time All-Star has dealt with a variety of injuries over the course of his eight NBA seasons, including a stress fracture in his left knee which caused him to miss the entire 2009-10 season after being drafted #1 overall in 2009. He hasn't played more than 67 games in each of the past three seasons.

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The Clippers will look to keep the ball rolling, without Blake, on Thursday night when they host the Utah Jazz at Staples Center.