Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium is reporting that Memphis Grizzlies wing Dillon Brooks will likely miss the remainder of the 2018-2019 season due to a toe injury and surgery to repair it.
Sources @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: Memphis’ Dillon Brooks is likely to miss the remainder of the season with right toe injury. Brooks will undergo a procedure, but is expected to fully recover and have full summer of workouts.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 9, 2019
Brooks, who just recently returned from a sprained MCL that cost him 21 games, showed signs of the player he was last season against the Spurs this past weekend when he scored 15 points on 11 shots in a losing effort. He scored in double figures in three of the seven games he played in since he got back in the rotation, and figured to be a key piece in whatever run Memphis was hoping to make the next few weeks as they tried to figure out if they were a playoff team or not after going 6-17 after a 12-5 start to the season.
The Grizzlies were 7-4 before the initial injury to Brooks, and have gone 11-18 since that time. While the poor play of Marc Gasol and others probably had more to do with the collapse, there is no denying that Memphis will miss the offensive fire power Brooks brings to the lineup. It is especially disappointing for Dillon, who surely was hoping to follow up a strong rookie campaign with a solid sophomore season.
Stick with Grizzly Bear Blues for more details as they become available, as well as analysis of where the Grizzlies go from here.