Memphis Grizzlies Point Guard Ja Morant is expected to miss the remainder of the 2022 NBA Playoffs.
“Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant exited during the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on May 7 at Golden State with right knee soreness. Morant underwent an MRI, and subsequent evaluation has revealed a bone bruise in his right knee,” a statement from the Grizzlies reads.
“Morant is expected to make a full recovery, but is expected to make a full recovery.”
In his absence, the Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Golden State Warriors on Monday night by a score of 101-98. Now, the Grizzlies will regroup at home as the attempt to stave off elimination on Wednesday night at the Fedex Forum.
Morant’s right knee injury will end his most successful pro campaign yet. Two years after earning Rookie of the Year honors, Morant averaged 27.4 points, 6.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game while earning his first NBA All-Star Game appearance. His success propelled the Memphis Grizzlies to a record of 56-26, a Southwest Division title and the first playoff series win since 2015. Unfortunately, it appears that their playoff run will be ended by the same team that ended it in 2015.