Grizzlies guard Ja Morant hopped off the ground on his proper foot earlier than collapsing on the bottom behind the basket on Monday after touchdown awkwardly on a shot contest. It took a wheelchair to get him to the locker room for additional analysis.
It seemed to be a decrease left leg harm for the 2019-20 Rookie of the Yr, who had been taking part in phenomenal basketball earlier than the incident. The preliminary analysis from Memphis is an ankle sprain.
Morant won’t return to the ground on Monday in opposition to the Nets, based on the crew.
UPDATE: Morant emerged from the locker room in a boot through the second half.
UPDATE: X-Rays on Morant’s left ankle confirmed there was no fracture to the bone.
Ja Morant has returned to the Grizzlies bench and is carrying a boot on his left foot.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) December 29, 2020
X-Rays on Memphis guard Ja Morant’s left ankle reveal no fracture, sources inform ESPN. Workforce will await outcomes of an MRI as quickly as Tuesday.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 29, 2020
The Grizzlies are additionally with out younger ahead Jaren Jackson Jr. due to lingering ache from a torn meniscus. Morant and Jackson are among the many NBA’s most promising tandems.
Morant put up 44 factors in his season debut and 28 this previous Saturday.