Grizzlies’ Brandon Clarke out for season due to torn Achilles
It’s been a rough day for Grizzlies fans.
Grizzlies reserve big man Brandon Clarke — a key part of their frontcourt rotation — is out for the season due to a torn Achilles, the team announced Saturday.
Clarke went down at the end of the first quarter Friday night and had to be helped off the court. Clarke shot a free throw, stepped into the lane, then pivoted to run back on defense and went down grabbing his leg.
— Erick Savage (@ErickSavage13) March 4, 2023
Recovery time from this injury varies from player to player, but he is likely out for about a year.
In his fourth season, Clarke averages 10.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. He is in the final year of his rookie deal and signed a four-year, $50 million extension to stay with the Grizzlies after this season.
All within a couple of hours on Saturday, the Grizzlies announced that Ja Morant will be away from the team for a couple of games following apparently flashing a gun at a club and showing it on Instagram Live, then the league announced Dillon Brooks is suspended for one game after reaching the limit of 16 technical fouls this season.
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