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Oh no. Memphis Grizzlies’ emerging superstar Ja Morant has left tonight’s game against the Brooklyn Nets in a wheelchair. After rolling his ankle contesting a shot, he clearly couldn’t put any weight on his left leg.
Ja Morant just left the court in a wheelchair.— FOX Sports Grizzlies (@GrizzliesOnFSSE) December 29, 2020
Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/lTxNsuCtHq
Here’s a better look at what happened.
Man, really hate to see this. Ja Morant lands on TLC’s foot, and is in agonizing pain. About to be wheeled to locker room. pic.twitter.com/rKPuUmuVgO— Michael Grady (@Grady) December 29, 2020
Morant attempts to close out on a jump shot from Nets’ forward Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and gets tangled up. No details have been made available yet on the extent of the injury, but that’s a decent sign that contact was made.
Basketball fans are holding their breath for one of the game’s brightest stars.
Grizzlies’ Ja Morant has a left ankle sprain, will not return tonight.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 29, 2020
Huge sigh of relief for Grizzlies’ fans. It’s obviously not ideal to lose a franchise star for any amount of time, but an ankle sprain is usually manageable and considered short term.
Memphis, you can breathe again.