Jenkins: Morant avoided serious knee injury, out at least a 'couple of weeks'

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Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant will be sidelined for at least a "couple of weeks" due to a knee injury, head coach Taylor Jenkins said Sunday.

However, Jenkins expressed gratitude that Morant didn't suffer any tears or ligament damage.

"We're so thankful we avoided a significant injury," Jenkins told reporters before the team's matchup against the Sacramento Kings, courtesy of ESPN. "We expect a full recovery, and this is nothing long term that we're worried about."

Morant was initially diagnosed with a left knee sprain after undergoing preliminary imaging. There's no firm timetable for the star floor general's return.

The electrifying 22-year-old has gotten off to a tremendous start this season. Morant entered Sunday's games ranked in the top 15 in both points per game (24.1) and assists per game (6.8).

Tyus Jones started in place of Morant against the Kings and should remain the team's fill-in starting point guard.

The Grizzlies, who are currently on a two-game losing streak, entered Sunday's contest with a 9-10 record.

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Jenkins: Morant avoided serious knee injury, out at least a 'couple of weeks'
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