If the Memphis Grizzlies want to have a shot of making the playoffs for the first time since 2017, they will need point guard Ja Morant to be as healthy as ever.
Unfortunately for them, the Grizzlies will have to stay above water without last year's rookie of the year for at least three weeks.
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 team confirmed Ja Morant has suffered a Grade 2 ankle sprain and will be sidelined 3-5 weeks.
Last year, Morant won the rookie of the year honors, averaging 17,8 points per game, along with 3,9 rebounds and 7,3 assists through the 67 contests he participated in.
The rookie also led his team to the 'play-in' game in the Western Conference, where they lost to the Portland Trail Blazers. Memphis ended the season five games under .500 at 34-39.
''Every setback is a setup for a comeback,'' Morant tweeted. ''God wants to bring you out better than you were before.''