Ja Morant had to leave Friday's game with an ankle injury. The absolute last thing anyone wanted to see. pic.twitter.com/sgA4KSE6Me
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) November 19, 2022
“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:
— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) November 19, 2022
“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.