Grizzlies: Mike Conley to have season-ending surgery

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 28, 2018 07:20 AM
Grizzlies: Mike Conley to have season-ending surgery
FILE - MEMPHIS, TN - OCTOBER 28: Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies is seen before the game against the Houston Rockets on October 28, 2017 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies say guard Mike Conley will have season-ending surgery to smooth a bone in his left heel and is expected to return healthy for next season’s training camp.

The Grizzlies made the announcement Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), hours after New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins seriously hurt his left Achilles tendon.

Conley has not played since Nov. 13 (Nov. 14, PHL time) after starting 12 of Memphis’ first 14 games this season. The Grizzlies announced Nov. 17 (Nov. 18, PHL time) that Conley was out indefinitely with a sore left heal and Achilles tendon. Conley averaged 17.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists over 31.1 minutes in his 11th NBA season. He has been playing an average of 31.1 minutes each game.

The Grizzlies wrote Jan. 18 (Jan. 19, PHL time) on Twitter that Conley had started playing 3-on-3 with teammates.

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