Tony Allen is out indefinitely and could miss the entire series against the San Antonio Spurs after suffering a calf strain, the team has announced on their website.
The official diagnosis from team’s press release and the team's website says:
“Grizzlies guard Tony Allen has been diagnosed with a strain of the medial gastrocnemius muscle (calf) in his right leg. Allen is out indefinitely and will be continually re-evaluated while beginning rehab immediately.”
GM Chris Wallace: "It's an unfortunate injury for Tony & the team. With treatment & recovery, we hope to get him back as soon as possible."— Michael Wallace (@MyMikeCheck) April 13, 2017
Michael Wallace also tweeted, "I'm told Allen is already in the initial stages of rehab and recovery, but it remains unclear how much time he might miss.”
The Grizzlies play the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the series at 8:00 PM ET Saturday in San Antonio. The teams were tied at 2-2 during their four games played in the regular season.
Adrian Wojnarowski is not particularly hopeful for Allen's return.
Sources: Memphis' Tony Allen will rehab his calf strain as intensely as possible, but recovery time for this particular injury is a month.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) April 13, 2017
This certainly impacts any hopes the Grizzlies had to upset the Spurs. Stick with GBB for continuing coverage of the 2017 NBA Playoff run of the Memphis Grizzlies.