Dillon Brooks suffers ugly ankle injury, will not return to today’s game

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Drew Hill: Dillon Brooks turned his ankle and remains down under the basket.
Source: Twitter @DrewHill_DM

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Big to big lobs are the best. Also, Jaren Jackson Jr. is playing a hell of a game right now on both ends. Grizzlies needed him to step up without Ja Morant, Steven Adams and now Dillon Brooks. He’s doing it. – 4:41 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Official now: Dillon Brooks will not return with an ankle injury. – 4:31 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks combined to average 56 points in the playoff series against Utah.
We are at the halfway point of 2021-22, and they have played just 162 minutes together this season. – 4:28 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
The replay of Dillon Brooks rolling his ankle looked scary! – 4:13 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Dillon Brooks was supposed to shoot free throws and is unable to due to injury.
Jon Teske was chosen by Clippers to shoot the free throws, and Brooks is out for the game. – 4:12 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Apparently it is too much to see Dillon Brooks, Ja Morant and Desmond Bane on the court together. We were just about to have it, aaaaaaand nope. – 4:12 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Dillon Brooks is down and holding his lower leg and pointing to his left ankle. He was helped off the court without putting pressure on his ankle. He stepped on Brandon Boston’s foot. Didn’t look good. – 4:11 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Dillon Brooks 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 – 4:11 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Dillon Brooks is being carried off on the shoulders of two teammates. Memphis is already without Ja Morant today. – 4:10 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Dillon Brooks turned his ankle and remains down under the basket. – 4:10 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Dillon Brooks pulls up lame in transition and is still down as Grizzlies call timeout. – 4:10 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
starters today:
LAC
Marcus Morris Sr.
Nicolas Batum
Ivica Zubac
Amir Coffey
Reggie Jackson
MEM
Dillon Brooks
Killian Tillie
Jaren Jackson Jr.
Desmond Bane
Tyus Jones3:06 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
For the memory books:
LAC
Marcus Morris Sr.
Nicolas Batum
Ivica Zubac
Amir Coffey
Reggie Jackson
MEM
Dillon Brooks
Killian Tillie
Jaren Jackson Jr.
Desmond Bane
Tyus Jones – 3:05 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Coach Jones says that with the team being the second youngest in the NBA, they are constantly looking for collective leadership without multiple veterans. He mentions specifically Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks as examples of those that set the tone. – 2:04 PM

More on this storyline

Andrew Greif: The Grizzlies say Dillon Brooks will not return today because of an injured left ankle. -via Twitter @AndrewGreif / January 8, 2022

Drew Hill: Dillon Brooks expects to play tonight, but he’s a game-time decision. -via Twitter @DrewHill_DM / November 24, 2021

Joe Mullinax: Dillon Brooks and Ziaire Williams are both game-time decisions, after pregame warmup, per Taylor Jenkins -via Twitter @sbnGrizzlies / November 10, 2021