The Memphis Grizzlies released an update last night on the injuries to Chandler Parsons and James Ennis. Ennis’ situation with his calf will be discussed on Monday in another update, whereas Parsons’ current health was the focus of this post.
Injury updates on Chandler Parsons & James Ennis: https://t.co/Ad6ACjvKXS— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) December 2, 2016
Parsons will miss all of the games next week due to the bone bruise in his left knee, including the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors, and will be reevaluated in 7-10 days. He is actively participating in a rehabilitation program and is “progressing as expected”, according to the team’s release.
The Memphis Grizzlies are expected to sign Toney Douglas if they are awarded an injury hardship waiver, and with Parsons perhaps being out another week and a half to two weeks, the likelihood of that signing is rising. Brandan Wright and Mike Conley are both out until January 2017 at the earliest, so if Memphis does indeed sign Douglas this weekend, it likely means that Ennis will be out another two weeks or so as well. Four players must be expected to miss two weeks or more to qualify for the waiver.
Chandler Parsons will not be a part of the immediate cavalry that will help Memphis next week as the Grizzlies schedule gets significantly tougher in terms of competition. Stick with GBB as the 2016-2017 Memphis Grizzlies season grinds on.