Grizzlies' Morant suffers left knee sprain vs. Hawks

Ja Morant would need help getting to the locker room after appearing to injure his leg.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis point guard Ja Morant left in the first quarter of the Grizzlies' game against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night with what imaging revealed to be a left knee sprain.

Shortly after the game, Morant shared a message on social media, offering a glimpse of how he was doing.

"It's in God's hands now," Morant's post read. "All we can do is pray."

The injury happened with about 3 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter. Morant was on the offensive end when he came up hobbling. He limped along the baseline to the Memphis bench. He was almost immediately helped back to the Memphis locker room.

Replays did not appear to show any significant contact on the play that Morant was hurt. The team announced a short time later that he would not return to the game.

Morant, the second pick in the 2019 draft out of Murray State, is eighth in the NBA in scoring at 25.3 points a game. He also averages 7.1 assists. He was the 2019 Rookie of the Year.

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