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Memphis Grizzlies young star Ja Morant will be out for about 3 to 5 weeks after a Grade 2 sprain, according to the team.
Morant sustained the injury in his left ankle during their game against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. He scored only 7 points in 13 minutes in that loss.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant has suffered a Grade 2 sprain of his left ankle and will miss three to five weeks, team says.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 29, 2020
The Grizzlies have gone 1-3 in the early season.
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) December 29, 2020
The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year showcased an incredible season opener when he scored 44 points against the San Antonio Spurs.
He followed it up with a 28-point performance over the Atlanta Hawks.
Now, the team must find ways to stay competitive while their top star recovers.
Morant has been vocal on social media himself, being optimistic about his treatment and return.