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The Grizzlies' top reserve big man might be out for at least a month with a broken leg.
Griz forward Darrell Arthur suffers leg fracture in pickup game. Won't be ready for start of camp. CA story coming...— Commercial Appeal (@CAGrizBlog) September 26, 2012
Memphis radio personality Chris Vernon is reporting that Arthur will only be lost for a month, projecting that he would be ready in time for the start of the season.
The 24-year-old former Kansas Jayhawk, who averaged 9.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in 2011-12, is considered insurance for center Marc Gasol and forward Zach Randolph. Memphis had just traded Dante Cunninghamto the Minnesota Timberwolves in the offseason, leaving fourth-year forward Marreese Speights as the Grizzlies' sole option on the bench if Arthur is lost for a significant amount of time.
There's been no official comment from Arthur or the team, but he did Tweet the following on Monday:
Ya boy got alot of bad luck— Darrell Arthur (@darthur00) September 25, 2012
Arthur missed the entire 2011-12 season with a torn ACL.
This story originally appeared on SB Nation.