Latest On Injury For Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks — Full Details

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During the second quarter of the Memphis Grizzlies’ 123-108 win over the LA Clippers on Saturday, Dillon Brooks went down with an ankle injury. He was later ruled out for the remainder of the game.

On the play that resulted in the injury, Brooks drove to the basket on a fast break and attempted to veer step to avoid the defender. Brooks went down and had to be helped off the court. Since he was unable to shoot the two free throws, he was ruled ineligible to return.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Brooks is expected to miss a minimum of three to five week—potentially keeping him sidelined through the All-Star break.

After suffering a sprained left ankle, Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks is expected to miss a minimum of three to five weeks, and could remain sidelined through the mid-February All-Star break, sources told ESPN on Sunday.

It has been an impressive season for Brooks and the Grizzlies. Currently ranked fourth in the Western Conference standings, Memphis holds a 27-14 record while Brooks is producing averages of 18.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

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For the Grizzlies, the team has grown accustomed to having to keep things rolling without a key player in the lineup. Most recently, Memphis posted a 10-2 record in 12 games played with likely first-time All-Star Ja Morant sidelined due to an ankle injury.

Morant is dealing with a day-to-day injury and actually didn’t play against the LA Clippers. However, he should be back in the lineup soon and will need to continue to shoulder a heavy load.

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The Memphis Grizzlies relied on Jaren Jackson Jr. and Desmond Bane while Morant was sidelined earlier in the season and they both stepped up significantly without Morant or Brooks—combining for 49 points.

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