The Memphis Grizzlies announced today that guard CJ Miles is expected to miss the remainder of the season after left foot soreness during Saturday’s game against the Washington Wizards. An MRI revealed that the soreness was a stress reaction that can take up to 3-6 weeks to resolve.
Medical update on @memgrizz guard/forward C.J. Miles: pic.twitter.com/Bl2pVBfVJx
— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) March 19, 2019
This is just the latest of a long list of injuries that has plagued Memphis throughout the season, a list that includes Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson and most notably the Grizzlies’ prized rookie Jaren Jackson Jr.
Memphis acquired Miles as part of the Marc Gasol trade that sent Gasol to the Toronto Raptors while the Grizzlies received Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, CJ Miles and a 2024 second-round draft pick in exchange for the All-Star center.
Through 13 games with the Grizzlies, CJ Miles averaged 9.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.6 minutes. Recently, Miles exploded for a 33-point performance off the bench against the Atlanta Hawks.
After this season, the 14-year veteran has an $8.7 million player option to exercise in which he can choose to stay with Memphis or test his luck in free agency this upcoming summer. The Grizzlies currently sit at 28-42 as the 13th seed in the Western Conference.