Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Grizzlies forward Bruno Caboclo sustained a hyperextended left knee and bone bruise while playing for the Memphis Hustle in a G League game on Monday, the team announced Friday in a press release

According to the Grizzlies, Caboclo is expected to be sidelined for approximately four to six weeks while the bruise heals.

A former first-round pick, Caboclo played well for the Grizzlies in the second half last season, averaging 8.3 points and 4.6 rebounds on .427/.369/.840 shooting in 34 games (23.5 MPG).

That performance earned him a guaranteed contract and roster spot this season, but he hasn’t had a major role for the club so far, logging just 8.7 MPG in 22 games. His shooting percentages (.406 field goal, .160 three-point) have also dropped significantly, though the sample size is small.

Caboclo, 24, will be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end, assuming he finishes out his current contract. He and forward Josh Jackson look like the most probable candidates to be released if the Grizzlies make a trade that sees them take back more players than they send out.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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