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Justise Winslow hopeful of returning this month

Justise Winslow described it as one in a million. The play that knocked the wing out for the rest of the 2019-2020 season is one he hopes was only a bit of bad luck. “That’s the thing about it,” Winslow said, referring to the moment the injury occurred during the Grizzlies’ trip to the Orlando bubble in July. “ . . . It was just kind of an awkward play and I was off balance. I got pushed off my dribble and went to plant. Next thing you know I was getting an MRI. It wasn’t the most physical play. You kind of just saw me get pushed and get thrown off balance. That’s when the injury occurred. It’s kind of a freak thing.”

The Grizzlies have not put a timetable on his return, but Winslow noted that he hopes to get back on the court sometime this month. “The recovery has been going well,” he said. “It’s been a long process for me, even since getting traded here almost a year ago now. Battling injuries, being back healthy and then going through the bubble again; I’m feeling great. My hip feels great. I’m really close to getting back on the court, hopefully sometime this month. I really don’t have an exact day in mind.”

During the team’s trip to the Orlando bubble in July, Jaren Jackson Jr. tore the meniscus in his left knee. He returned from the trip early to begin his rehab. His teammate, Justise Winslow, who was also injured in the bubble, is rehabbing his injury with him. “I had a quicker start to my offseason getting healthy again and getting workouts and all that,” Jackson said. “I’ve been basically seeing Justise every day of my life, literally. We’ve been in there grinding. We made it a goal to never have a bad day and we’ve never had a bad day pretty much ever.”

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April 13, 2021 | 6:54 pm EDT Update