Victim of an injury in Game 3 against the Warriors, Ja Morant could not hold his place in the next match, visibly too diminished. The news of the leader has just fallen, and it is indeed a very bad update for him. Grizzlies fans will have to hang on for the end of these playoffs.
Dominant during this regular season, the Grizzlies naturally had ambitions for these playoffs, whether the Warriors were in front of them or not. This team was able to count on a great Ja Morant, but also the explosion of Desmond Bane, as well as a very solid defense. A beautiful roster to see play, and who wants to return to the front of the stage in the Western Conference.
The franchise succeeded in the first round, getting the better of Wolves quite easily after a few games. For the Warriors? Nothing to be afraid of, because in the first two meetings, the Grizzlies showed great things, with a victory as a bonus. Nevertheless, Morant’s Game 3 injury changed everything, while fans waited to hear from him.
Ja Morant will need a miracle!
Now, this roster is in a very uncomfortable situation: it is down 1-3 in this series against the Dubs, with the obligation to chain three victories. It’s not impossible, but it will take an adverse failure to make it happen. In addition, Morant will probably not return, as we just learned on Tuesday. The Grizzlies have given an update on the player, with the exact nature of his injury. Concretely, he should not return from the playoffs, even in the event of qualification.
The Memphis Grizzlies announced that Ja Morant is considered doubtful for the rest of the playoffs. The Grizzlies added that an MRI and subsequent testing revealed a bone bruise in his right knee
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) May 10, 2022
The Grizzlies have announced that Ja Morant is considered doubtful for the rest of the playoffs. They added that the MRI revealed a significant contusion on his right knee.
Even if the Grizzlies pull off a feat against Golden State, Morant should not be counted on for the rest of the playoffs. The franchise will not take the slightest risk with its player, even if it plays its qualification during this postseason. A big obvious disappointment, especially since Memphis is struggling without its star currently. Game 5 could be the last against the Warriors:
The Grizzlies have lost 4 games in a row without Ja Morant. pic.twitter.com/tpzso72mpM
— StatMuse (@statmuse) May 10, 2022
The Grizzlies have lost 4 straight games without Ja Morant.
No miracle for Ja Morant, very far from making his return to the courts. It will take a small miracle, but above all a qualification of the Grizzlies against the Warriors, by winning three games in a row. For Memphis fans, this is the perfect time to support the players even more.
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