Ja Morant leaves Hawks-Grizzlies game early with apparent knee injury

from Evan Barnes of the Memphis Commercial Appeal Memphis Grizzlies star guard Ja Morant left Friday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks in the first quarter with a left knee injury and will not return. Morant’s right knee came in contact Hawks forward John Collins but then Morant was not able to put pressure on his left leg. After checking out with 3:12 left in the period, he sat on the floor at the Grizzlies bench and was helped to the locker room. Morant played just nine minutes and had two points. In his third season, Morant…

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May 22, 2021 NBA Play-In Recap

Who Got It Done pt rb ast Ja MorantMEM @ GSW 35 6 6   5-10 3-pt Stephen CurryGSW vs. MEM 39 4 5   3 stl Jordan PooleGSW vs. MEM 19 3 4 Kyle AndersonMEM @ GSW 9 10 6   2 blk X. TillmanMEM @ GSW 11 7 1   3 stl Andrew WigginsGSW vs. MEM 22 10 2   2 blk Grayson AllenMEM @ GSW 12 4 1   4 stl Draymond GreenGSW vs. MEM 11 16 10   Triple-double J. ValančiūnasMEM @ GSW 9 12 3 Kent BazemoreGSW vs. MEM 10 4 2…

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Ja Morant has a bit of smoke for some Grizzlies fans

Sports fans are passionate about their teams. After all the term fan is short for “fanatic.” This passion for their favorite ball club can spill out in a variety of ways- cheering, booing and frustration, to name a few. Sometimes that fervor for their team can come out in a negative way and the advent of social media has given the ability to publicly voice sentiments, many are certainly things they would never say within a mile of that particular athletes. Apparently there were some Grizzlies fans whose fingers got…

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Ja Morant out 3-5 weeks with Grade 2 ankle sprain

From nba.com staff: Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant will be sidelined for the next 3-5 weeks after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 left ankle sprain, the team announced on Tuesday. Morant suffered the injury during Monday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets when he landed on the foot of Nets guard Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot in the second quarter. The reigning Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, who returned to the bench wearing a walking boot in the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies’ overtime win, had averaged 36 points and eight…

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Ja Morant to play tonight against Golden State

Memphis Grizzlies rookie sensation Ja Morant will return to the lineup tonight when the team takes on the Golden State Warriors, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes. Morant had missed the previous four games after suffering a sore back after a fall into the camera area on the baseline against the Indiana Pacers and has been diagnosed as week to week.

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Ja Morant “week to week”

Memphis Grizzlies rookie sensation Ja Morant is off to a tremendous start in his maiden NBAvoyage. In his first games, the number two overall selection has averaged 18.6 points, 6.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. Saturday the Grizzlies gave an update on Morant’s medical status: He’s being termed “week-to-week” with an aggravated back ( could have happened on that spill he took into the cameras against the Pacers) and will need a “period of short-term off-loading , whatever that is.

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Ja Morant ready to go for the start of Grizz training camp

When the Memphis Grizzlies commence training camp on October 1, no.2 overall pick Ja Morant will be amongst the participants. According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, the team announced their rook point guard has completely recovered from the arthroscopic knee surgery he had back in June. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Morant had the surgery to remove loose bodies in his right knee. The drafting of Morant and the trading of Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz signaled that the Grizzlies had decided it was time to move on from…

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