Grizzlies & # 39; Morant is out for Three-5 weeks with an ankle harm

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Memphis Grizzlies Star Point Guard Ja Morant has a class 2 sprain on his left ankle and is expected to miss 3-5 weeks, the team said Tuesday.

An MRI on Tuesday revealed the severity of the sprain after the first x-rays on Monday evening showed no fracture.

Morant took to social media after the news broke.

🔙🔜

– Ja Morant (@JaMorant) December 29, 2020

dis one hurt ngl 🥴💯

– Ja Morant (@JaMorant) December 29, 2020

Morant was injured in Memphis' 116-111 win in extra time against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday as he tried to block striker Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot's shot and landed awkwardly on Luwawu-Cabarrot's foot. Morant jumped to the sidelines in pain before collapsing next to the Grizzlies bench and eventually being wheeled into the locker room.

Shortly after, he was disfellowshipped for the remainder of the game, and the team called it a left ankle sprain.

The Grizzlies are already without Jaren Jackson Jr., who is recovering from surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee in August, and Justise Winslow, who is returning from a left hip injury.

Morant led Memphis last season averaging 17.8 points per game. He also opened this season, hitting a career high of 44 points.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.