The Grizzlies announced that star Ja Morant suffered an ankle sprain vs the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Morant suffered a Grade 1 ankle sprain in Friday’s win vs the Thunder, late in the fourth quarter.
Morant finished the game with 19 points, 11 assists, 7 rebounds, and 1 block.
— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) November 19, 2022
In the Grizzlies first 16 games of the season, Morant ranks top-5 in usage rate, behind MVP candidates Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Tyus Jones will take up the starting role duties, while Morant is sidelined.
The Grizzlies will re-evaluate Morant’s health on a week-to-week basis.
The next game for Memphis is a trip to Brooklyn, facing the Nets at 6 p.m. Sunday night.
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