Adrian Wojnarowski: Grizzlies star Ja Morant is a go tonight vs. Sixers, per team. Morant pushed hard through rehab on Grade 2 left ankle sprain, returning inside of three weeks.
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Adrian Wojnarowski: Grizzlies list Ja Morant (left ankle sprain) as questionable for Friday’s game vs. Minnesota.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant has suffered a Grade 2 sprain of his left ankle and will miss three to five weeks, team says.
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Grizzlies star point guard Ja Morant left the Barclays Center court area in a wheelchair Monday night after spraining his left ankle in the second quarter of Memphis’ 116-111 overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets. X-rays on Morant’s ankle revealed no fracture, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and he is expected to undergo an MRI as soon as Tuesday.
Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins didn’t have an official update on Morant’s status after the game but said Morant would continue to be evaluated and there would likely be an update Tuesday from Boston, where the Grizzlies are scheduled to play the Celtics on Wednesday. “So tough to see Ja go down,” Jenkins said. “I know he’s going to bounce back and be fine. We’ll have more updates as we’re going through, but so far so good.”
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Shams Charania: Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant will be listed week-to-week due to aggravated back spasms, with a period of “short-term off-loading” needed.
Marc Stein: Promising update in Memphis: No. 2 overall pick Ja Morant has been officially cleared to participate fully in training camp after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in June
Peter Edmiston: Ja Morant on his physical condition: “I’m good. 100 percent right now. Just working to get back to the Ja I was, and I feel I’m there right now.”
For Ja Morant, he was to be sidelined for three to four weeks after a minor knee procedure. Approximately one week later, here he is. Back on the court. Plus, it looks as if he has not been slowed one bit, though it was not five-on-five contact action. Morant’s camp released a clip of the point guard’s hot outside shooting on Tuesday, followed by another clip of him throwing down a couple of light two-handed dunks. Ja’s camp confirmed to Beale Street Bears that the video clips were filmed on June 11th.
Morant underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to clear out a loose body that could have created some longer term issues if left alone. In that vein, sources around the league classified the procedure as preventative in nature. It will have no effect on his draft positioning, and is not considered to be a serious issue. He’ll be recovered in three-to-four weeks. League sources were unsure if Morant would play in summer league or not, as a four-week timeline for recovery lines up right around the start of the event. Unquestionably, the Grizzlies will take a cautious approach given the importance of Morant long-term to their organization.
Morant, 19, is the Memphis Grizzlies’ target with the second pick in June’s draft, sources said. Morant’s agent, Jim Tanner of Tandem Sports, informed teams at the top of the draft — including New Orleans, Memphis and New York — of the impending procedure on Saturday, sources said.
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