Ja Morant

The Memphis Grizzlies suffered a major scare Friday night in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder when All-Star guard Ja Morant went down with a scary ankle injury.

“Ja Morant had to leave Friday’s game with an ankle injury. The absolute last thing anyone wanted to see,” The Comeback wrote as the caption to the video.

The Grizzlies beat the Thunder, 121-110, despite the injury.

Thankfully for the Grizzlies’ season, the injury doesn’t appear to be longterm. The Grizzlies updated Morant’s status on Saturday:

“The Memphis Grizzlies announced the following medical update,” the tweet reads.

The Grizzlies’ statement reads:

Memphis, Tenn. – After further evaluation, it was determined that Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant suffered a Grade 1 sprain of his left ankle during the November 18 game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Mortant’s return to play timeline will be week-to-week, and updates will be provided as appropriate.”

The Grizzlies made Morant, then a prospect out of the Murray State Racers men’s basketball program, with the second overall selection of the 2019 NBA Draft.

This season, Mortant has appeared in 14 games. He has averaged 28.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 1 steal per game.

The Grizzlies are next in action Sunday night when they head to New York to face Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets.

[Grizzlies PR]