- Publish Date
- Saturday, 11 March 2023, 9:28AM
Memphis centre Steven Adams will be out for a few more weeks to recover from the sprained ligament in his right knee, the team said Friday.
New Zealander Adams hurt the posterior cruciate ligament in his knee on January 22 in a game against the Phoenix Suns when diving for a loose ball in the final seconds.
Initially, the Grizzlies said he would miss three to five weeks. But Adams had a stem cell injection on Thursday and will “be reevaluated in approximately four weeks”, the team said in a statement.
The Kiwi big man was leading the NBA in offensive rebounds when he was injured and averaging 8.6 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are also without guard Ja Morant, who will not face charges in Colorado related to a live-streamed video in which he appeared to be displaying a gun in a strip club.
The team said that the earliest Morant could play is March 17 at San Antonio - and there’s no guarantee that’ll happen.
This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission
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