The Memphis Grizzlies will be without guard Marcus Smart for three to five weeks with a sprained left foot, the team announced Friday.
Smart, whom the Grizzlies acquired in June in a three-team trade that included the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards, left Tuesday’s game against the Lakers in Los Angeles with the foot injury. He scored three points in about 8 1/2 minutes.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Marcus Smart is expected to miss multiple weeks with a left ankle injury, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Another tough absence for Grizzlies early this season. pic.twitter.com/VpnVXCFPmV
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 17, 2023
It’s just the latest in a string of injuries for the Grizzlies, who also are playing without star guard Ja Morant. The guard is serving a 25-game suspension in the aftermath of two episodes of displaying a gun.
The Memphis Grizzlies roster: pic.twitter.com/sHMpboZdl3
— RotoGrinders (@RotoGrinders) November 17, 2023
Grizzlies gotta cancel the season
— Aidan LaPorta (@AidanLaPorta69) November 17, 2023
Center Steven Adams has been lost for the season with a knee injury, Brandon Clarke is recovering from an Achilles tear, and several others are dealing with lesser issues.
Their season is over
— Jo (@MavsStan41) November 17, 2023
grizzlies gonna get to pair ja with the #1 pick
— dean 🦂 (@DeanScorpion_) November 17, 2023
The Grizzlies have begun the season 2-9 and are last in the Southwest Division. Their next game is Saturday night in San Antonio.
In 11 games this season, all as a starter, Smart is averaging 12.5 points, five assists and two steals in just under 30 minutes. He won the Defensive Player of the Year Award for the 2021-22 season.
Smart played for the Celtics for his first nine NBA seasons, and has career averages of 10.6 points, 4.7 assists and 1.6 steals.