P.J. Hairston Injury: Updates on Grizzlies Guard's Groin and Return

Danny WebsterAnalyst III

Memphis Grizzlies' P.J. Hairston (19) grabs a rebound ahead of Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 7, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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Memphis Grizzlies guard P.J. Hairston left Monday's game against the Houston Rockets because of a strained groin. It's uncertain when he will return to the court.

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Hairston's Timeline for Recovery Revealed 

Tuesday, March 15

Hairston is expected to miss "a couple of weeks" with a strained groin, according to Grizzlies reporter Chris Vernon.

Hairston's Injury Latest Blow to Decimated Grizzlies 

If there's a team that's been bitten by the injury bug on too many occasions, it's the Grizzlies. Vernon noted the Grizzlies had seven available players suit up for Monday's contest, and three of them were on 10-day contracts.

Hairston is the latest name to add to a long list of injuries for Memphis, highlighted by starters Marc Gasol (foot), Zach Randolph (knee) and Mike Conley (Achilles). Despite those injuries, the Grizzlies came into Monday's matchup having won five of their last eight games, though they lost to Houston, 130-81.

Hairston came to Memphis in the trade that sent Courtney Lee to the Charlotte Hornets in February and has averaged 7.5 points per game for the Grizzlies. The team will feel his absence as it continues to lose bodies while it attempts to keep up in the Western Conference playoff race.


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