Mario Chalmers will miss the remainder of the season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon on Wednesday.
The Grizzlies announced that Chalmers has reluctantly been waived in order to open a roster spot on their injury ravaged roster.
“Mario did an incredible job for us since coming to Memphis,” Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace said. “Right from the start, he embraced his change of scenery and endeared himself to his teammates and coaches on the court and the Memphis community off of it.”
“He has been an important part of our success this season, both coming off the bench and when called upon as a starter,” Wallace said. “But with Mario’s season-ending injury and our already depleted roster, it became necessary to free up a roster spot.”
Despite the bad news, Chalmers remained upbeat in a tweet.
I wanna thank all my fans for the good well wishes. Just a little minor setback for a major comeback.
— Mario Chalmers (@mchalmers15) March 11, 2016