Mike Conley out 3-4 weeks with Achilles tendinitis
The Grizzlies received another tough piece of injury news on Saturday, less than a week after losing Mario Chalmers for the season with a torn Achilles. Mike Conley, who has had foot problems all year and sat out the last two games with soreness, will be sidelined at least three or four weeks with Achilles tendinitis, the team announced in a press release:
Additionally, big man Chris Andersen is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury:
The Grizzlies are solidly positioned in the fifth seed in the Western Conference. They trail the Clippers by 3.5 games for fourth but have a 5.5-game lead over the sixth-seeded Blazers. But they’re losing key players to injuries left and right, and it’s harder every day to see their path to contention.