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No. 1 pick Griffin closer to playing

Updated: December 23, 2009, 7:23 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPN Los Angeles

Clippers rookie forward Blake Griffin has been cleared to run on an anti-gravity treadmill after undergoing a CT Scan and MRI of the stress fracture of his left patella yesterday.

Griffin, the No. 1 pick in last June's draft who has yet to play in a regular season game, is expected to be cleared to resume basketball activities in approximately three weeks.

Earlier this week, Griffin told ESPNLosAngeles.com that his on-court work has mostly been shooting free throws and other stationary shots.

"I cant really jump when I shoot," Griffin said. "I mean, I can jump when I shoot, but I dont."

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