Andy Lyons/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin withdrew last week from Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup due to a small fracture in his back, according to ESPN.
Griffin, 25, was advised by doctors not to compete and to allow his back to completely heal before the start of the NBA season. He has spent the summer working out in Los Angeles with Clippers teammate DeAndre Jordan.
Griffin is expected to make a full recovery from the injury, which he reportedly suffered during the postseason.
Team USA started training camp Monday in Las Vegas with an extremely thin frontcourt, as fellow All-Stars Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge also withdrew this summer.
In a statement, USA Basketball said Love was unable to participate "because of his current status," an obvious reference to the trade talks that have been centered around the Minnesota Timberwolves forward.
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