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WATCH: Grizzlies star Ja Morant helped off court after non-contact leg injury

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Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant is in danger of missing significant time after he was forced to exit the court on Friday against the Atlanta Hawks following a non-contact leg injury. Morant appeared to be in considerable pain which is definitely a cause for concern for Grizzlies fans everywhere.

Here’s a look at the incident that led to Morant being helped to the locker room (h/t ClutchPoints on Twitter):

Morant’s left leg appeared to give out on him during the play. He did not make contact with any player from the Hawks, which makes this injury even more concerning.

There was a deafening silence in the building as Grizzlies fans held their collective breath. Morant could not even put any weight on the leg and he had to be helped up by his teammates and the medical staff.

It would be a shame if Morant ends up missing time because of this injury. The 22-year-old is in the midst of another breakout year for Memphis with averages of 25.3 points on 47.8 percent shooting, 5.8 rebounds, 7.1 assists, and 1.7 steals, while also connecting on 1.7 triples per game.

It was confirmed moments later that Morant had sustained a left knee injury and that he won’t be able to return to the game:

The Grizzlies have yet to provide further updatess on the injury as of yet. We will be sure to pass along any new information as they come.