Ja Morant Avoids Major Injury, Diagnosed With Sprained Left Knee

The Memphis Grizzlies continue to improve each year with Ja Morant at the helm. In his third NBA season, he’s already emerged as one of the brightest young players in the entire NBA. 

On Friday night, Morant left the game following a non-contact in which he couldn’t put weight on his left leg. As Grizzlies fans held their breath, they got good news that it wasn’t a season-ending injury. 

As first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Morant suffered just a left knee sprain, which was great news. 

While there’s timeline yet on a timeline for a return from this left knee sprain, there’s optimism he won’t be out long. Morant amazed those in organization in how he attacked rehab a year ago with a fairly serious ankle injury and will return this season. 

Through 19 games this season, the rising star has averaged 24.1 points, 6.8 assists and 5.6 rebounds per contest. The Grizzlies certainly have the talent to stay afloat in the meantime, but currently have a 10-10 record.