Grizzlies star Ja Morant suffers left knee sprain
Ja Morant suffered an apparent knee injury Friday night. Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant suffered a knee injury Friday night, and it looked very concerning.

Morant was dribbling into the lane during Friday’s game against Atlanta when he pulled up in obvious pain. Morant was unable to put any weight on his left leg and was clutching his knee. Morant appeared to bang his right knee with John Collins, but was clutching at his left leg after going down. The star guard had to be helped to the locker room.

The Grizzlies guard has dealt with left leg trouble before, as a significant left ankle sprain cost him roughly a month of action last season.

After the game, Morant underwent an MRI. The Grizzlies announced their star suffered a left knee sprain. 

While far from ideal, a non-contact knee injury could have resulted in a far more severe injury. Morant seemed relieved with the news, tweeting the following:

The 22-year-old Morant had looked to be embarking on a breakout campaign for the Grizzlies, having averaged 25.3 points and 7.1 assists in 18 games so far this season.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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