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Grizzlies’ Kyle Anderson out 2-4 weeks with ankle injury

Kyle Anderson, Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson will miss the next two to four weeks with a Grade 2 sprain of his left ankle, the team announced Sunday.

Anderson suffered the injury in the second quarter of Saturday’s 112-108 loss to the Miami Heat. The 25-year-old had two points in eight minutes before leaving the game.

Anderson has had a solid season with the Grizzlies after coming over from the San Antonio Spurs this past offseason. The 6-foot-9 forward is averaging 7.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 29.7 minutes per game. He’s shooting 54.3 percent overall but only 26.5 percent on 3-pointers.

This is just the latest blow for a Grizzlies team that has been struggling in a big way. After a strong 15-9 start to the season, Memphis is down to a 19-23 record, which is 14th in the tough Western Conference.

The Grizzlies are already short on the wing with Chandler Parsons away from the team, and losing Anderson certainly won’t help the situation. Memphis did recently make a trade with the Chicago Bulls for Justin Holiday, but the veteran wing has been awful so far, shooting just 4-of-22 overall and 0-of-9 on 3-pointers.

The Grizzlies are fading fast, and Marc Gasol and Mike Conley are going to have to do some serious heavy lifting to turn things around.