Grizzlies’ Ja Morant leaves court in wheelchair with apparent left ankle injury against Nets
It was the worst sight for Memphis Grizzlies fans: Ja Morant hopping off the court without putting any weight on his left ankle.
The NBA’s ruling Rookie of the Year leaped to obstruct a shot by the Brooklyn Internet’ Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot with 2:43 left in the 2nd quarter Monday night. He boiled down awkwardly and hopped to the standard prior to lying on the floor.
He was taken to the locker room in a wheelchair where he was being additional examined at Barclays Center. The Grizzlies announced at halftime that Morant would not return.
For a Grizzlies (0-2) group currently missing out on Jaren Jackson Jr. and Justise Winslow with injuries, it was another blow they didn’t require. Morant has actually averaged 36 points in the team’s very first two games.
Morant had seven points and three assists before he left the video game. The Grizzlies routed the Webs 55-54 at halftime.