Updates from Monday, Feb. 17
Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal has the latest on Mike Conley's status:
Griz are all back after break. Conley will return Tues vs Knicks. Allen practicing and a game-time decision. Gasol practicing to test knee— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) February 17, 2014
Updates From Saturday, Feb. 1
According to Ronald Tillery of GoGrizzlies.com, Mike Conley sustained a grade-two ankle sprain and will miss at least the next week of action:
Mike Conley has grade 2 right ankle sprain. Out at least a week and will be re-evaluated— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) February 1, 2014
Grizzlies Mike Conley appears to be hurt. Laying on the floor during timeout. Tie game at 79.— Andy Greder (@twolvesnow) February 1, 2014
As Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press points out, Conley rolled his ankle on J.J. Barea’s foot:
Mike Conley just stepped on Barea's foot and rolled his right ankle. Looked really painful— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) February 1, 2014
To make matters worse, Conley was carried to the bench by his teammates, per Rob Fischer (the Grizzlies’ sideline reporter on FOX):
3Q (6:37)- Mike Conley carried to bench with no weight on leg. And now to locker room pic.twitter.com/3ekzroO9UP— Rob Fischer (@thefishnation) February 1, 2014
Ronald Tillery, the Grizzlies beat writer for the Commercial Appeal, provides us with an update on the former Ohio State Buckeye:
Mike Conley left 94-90 win over Minnesota with a right ankle sprain and 6:37 left in 4Q. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow before Bucks game— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) February 1, 2014
Conley’s Grizzlies were at 24-20 heading into the game with Minnesota—a half game behind the Dallas Mavericks for the No. 8 and final playoff seed in the Western Conference. Losing Conley for an extended period of time would be crippling for Memphis’ playoff chances, as the point guard has performed excellently all season.
Conley was posting nightly averages of 18.2 points, 6.3 assists and 1.5 steals a game heading into the contest against Minnesota.