At this point in the season, the injuries appear to be catching up to Memphis Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant. The 22-year-old was forced to exit in the dying minutes of Friday’s 120-105 loss to the Atlanta Hawks and it has now been confirmed that Morant will be sidelined for at least one game.
Morant has already been ruled out for Sunday’s matchup against the Houston Rockets. This is via Grizzlies PR on Twitter:
.@memgrizz status report, March 20 vs. @HoustonRockets:
Ja Morant – RT Knee Soreness; Killian Tillie – LT Knee Soreness
— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) March 19, 2022
Morant has officially been diagnosed with a sore right knee. It doesn’t sound serious but it’s concerning enough for him to sit out the Rockets game.
It is worth noting that Morant was initially tagged as questionable entering Friday’s matchup against the Hawks due to a back problem. It was this same issue that Morant appeared to have suffered from during the closing moments of the game. Ja sat out Memphis’ previous game — a 135-102 win over the Indiana Pacers — because of this same back injury.
It’s not the back that’s being blamed for Morant’s absence on Sunday, though. He’s sustained another injury, this time concerning his right knee. It’s been a grueling season for the All-Star point guard and it’s only going to get tougher the rest of the way.