As the Grizzlies host the Thunder on Monday night (Dec. 21), the team is poised to host superstar point guard Ja Morant from injury.
– Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) December 21, 2021
The 6-foot-3 point guard sprained his knee nearly a month ago, on November 26, when the Grizzlies hosted the Hawks. Since then, Memphis has 10 of its 12 games.
Here’s a look at what we knew about Morant’s injury prior to his return.
What is Ja Morant’s injury?
After substituting at the 3:12 mark in the first period, Morant remained on the floor next to the team bench and was later assisted. back to the locker room next to the training ground.
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When he exited the contest, Morant had two points, an assist and a rebound to his name as the Grizzlies trailed 21-15.
Going into this game, the 22-year-old was averaging his career highs of 25.3 points and 5.8 rebounds, while his 7.1 assists average was ranked 11th best in the league.
After the game, the Grizzlies announced the nature of Morant’s injury
– Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) November 27, 2021
How long is Ja Morant out?
Despite announcing that it is a sprained left knee, there is no announced schedule for Morant’s return.
He returned to the bank in a black hoodie and limped though, he was not on crutches.
What is Ja Morant’s injury history?
The 6-foot-3 point guard has been relatively healthy, having missed just 15 games in the past two seasons for the Grizzlies.
That being said, he missed about nine games in the 2020-21 season with a grade 2 ankle sprain, apparently on the same leg that he injured against the Hawks.
Grizzlies upcoming schedule
Following this game by the Thunder, marking Morant’s return, the Grizzlies prepared for a three-game road trip.
|December 23th||in Warriors||10:00 pm|
|December 26||in Kings||6:00 pm|
|December 27||in the suns||21:00|
|December 29||vs. Lakers||8:00 pm|
|December 31st||vs. Spurs||8:00 pm|