Grizzlies' Conley missing a week with ankle sprain

CLAY BAILEY (Associated Press)
Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, left, drives against Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. The Grizzlies won 99-89.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

MEMHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley is expected to miss at least a week because of a sprained right ankle.

An MRI exam on Saturday revealed that Conley had a Grade 2 sprain. Coach Dave Joerger said before the game against Milwaukee that the training staff will evaluate Conley after a week and see how the treatment is going before updating any timetable on his return.

Conley is the Grizzlies' leading scorer at 18 points a game. He was hurt midway through the fourth quarter of Friday night's 94-90 win over Minnesota. He was carried off the floor and left the arena in a walking boot.

Conley also averages a team-best 6.3 assists. He was instrumental in carrying the team during the 23 games that center Marc Gasol missed with a knee injury.

Rookie Nick Calathes will start in Conley's place against Milwaukee.