Ja Morant injury update: Grizzlies point guard leaves game vs. Hawks with apparent leg injury

Ja Morant injury update: Grizzlies point guard leaves game vs. Hawks with apparent leg injury

In the Grizzlies home contest against the Atlanta Hawks, the team’s starting point guard left the game with an apparent leg injury. 

Towards the end of the first quarter, Morant was trying to find his way past the Hawks’ Kevin Huerter and seemed to injury his left leg as he started moving out towards the 3-point line with a limp without wanting to put any pressure on his left leg.  

Here’s all we know about Morant’s injury:

What is Ja Morant’s injury? 

After subbing out at the 3:12 mark of the first period, Morant remained on the floor next to the team bench and was later helped back to the locker room by the training camp. 

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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. 

Coming into this game, the 22-year-old was averaging career-highs of 25.3 points and 5.8 rebounds while his 7.1 assists average rank 11th-best in the league. 

How long is Ja Morant ruled out? 

Morant is set to undergo an MRI to know the severity of the injury although it is currently unclear how long he is ruled out.

As per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the team is calling it a left knee injury. 

He did return to the bench in a black hoodie and although he was limping, he wasn’t on crutches.

What is Ja Morant injury history?

The 6-foot-3 point guard has been relatively healthy, having only missed 15 games over the past two seasons for the Grizzlies. 

Having said that, he did miss close to nine games in the 2020-21 season with a Grade 2 ankle sprain, seemingly in the same leg that he has injured against the Hawks. 

Grizzlies upcoming schedule

Following this Hawks game, the Grizzlies have a mixture of home and away games upcoming.

Date Opponent Time
Nov. 28 vs. Kings 6:00 p.m
Nov. 30 at Raptors 7:30 p.m
Dec. 2 vs. Thunder 8:00 p.m
Dec. 4 at Mavericks 8:30 p.m
Dec. 6 at Heat 7:30 p.m





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