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Grizzlies provide important Jaren Jackson Jr., Justise Winslow, Brandon Clarke injury updates

Grizzlies, Jaren Jackson Jr., Brandon Clarke, Justise Winslow

The Memphis Grizzlies provided injury updates on Jaren Jackson Jr., Justise Winslow and Brandon Clarke on Monday.

Jackson and Winslow are likely to return to action within the next week, while Clarke is expected to be back at some point in the season for the Grizzlies:

The Grizzlies announced back on Feb. 23 that Jackson would miss at least two weeks due to a left knee sprain. Jackson is averaging 16.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks on the season for the Grizzlies while shooting close to 40 percent from beyond the arc on 6.3 attempts per game. His combination of size, range and athleticism make him the perfect complement to rookie point guard Ja Morant, who has excelled and exceeded expectations this season.

The Grizzlies acquired Winslow from the Miami Heat in the Andre Iguodala trade. He’s still dealing with a back injury, but appears close to playing again.

Winslow only appeared in 11 games for the Heat this season because of injuries. The youngster averaged 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 38.8 percent from the field, 22.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Clarke, meanwhile, is averaging 12.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in 21.7 minutes for the Grizzlies this season. He’s shooting 62.3 percent from the field, 40.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free-throw line.

The Grizzlies are 32-32 on the season. They are in 8th place in the Western Conference standings, but just four games ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings.