The Memphis Grizzlies continue to be bitten by the injury bug.
Multiple sources are reporting that Grizzlies Point Guard Mike Conley suffered a vertebrae fracture in Monday night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets. Reports vary about just how long Conley will be sidelined. Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies Media branch Grind City Media reported the timeline will be about six weeks with a reevaluation after a month, while others have Conley out an indefinite amount of time.
This is a powerful blow to the Grizzlies as a team and to Conley individually. Mike was enjoying the best start to a season of his career while being a focus in David Fizdale’s offense. Now? Any dreams of a first-time All-Star selection are surely done. For Memphis, they are now without all four of Brandan Wright, Chandler Parsons, James Ennis, and Mike Conley for at least the next few games due to injury. Zach Randolph is also out, but for personal reasons, and may return sooner.
For some teams, those five could be starters in the NBA. For the Grizzlies, it is the currently out list. Now Andrew Harrison and Wade Baldwin must carry the load at the point as injuries continue to crush Memphis.
Get well soon, Captain. We will surely miss you.