The Grizzlies will be without forward Darrell Arthur for about a month due to an apparent leg injury, reports say.
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.