Ja Morant’s Injury Status with the Memphis Grizzlies (Updated: Mar. 24)

Ja Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association’s Memphis Grizzlies (NBA). The most recent news on Memphis Grizzlies forward Ja Morant.

Latest Injury Status Grizzlies’ Ja Morant

INJURY: Suspension/Conditioning


UPDATE (Mar. 24):

During Wednesday’s 130-125 win over the Rockets, Ja Morant (suspension/conditioning) played 24 minutes and contributed 17 points (6-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 block.

Despite the fact that Morant wasn’t returning from an injury, Grizzlies head coach still decided to ease the star point guard back into the mix by playing him in limited minutes off the bench in his first game back after missing nine contests.

Morant appeared unaffected by being moved to the bench for the first time in his career. Morant may continue to start from the bench for a couple more games before returning to his season average of 32.3 minutes.

UPDATE (Mar. 22):

Ja Morant (conditioning/suspension) isn’t included on the injury report ahead of Wednesday’s game versus the Rockets.

Coach Taylor Jenkins said earlier in the day that Morant would play against the Rockets, and the team’s injury report backs up Jenkins’s prediction.

It is important to note that Morant has indicated he is willing to come off the bench while he works on reconditioning after a multi-week absence, so his workload may initially be restricted.

Updated (Mar. 20):

Evan Barnes of the Memphis Commercial Appeal says that Morant will not be able to play in Monday’s game against Dallas.

Morant’s suspension from the NBA ended on Saturday, so he can now play again. But an official team release says that he will miss at least one more game while he works on “reconditioning for his return to competition.”

Morant was always thought to need more time after his suspension, but his uncertain status makes things hard for fantasy managers, especially those in weekly lineup leagues.

Morant could play again as soon as Wednesday against Houston, but for now, the Grizzlies are probably going to make a decision about him after each game.

Updated (Mar. 18):

The NBA’s executive board just said that Ja Morant will be suspended for eight games without pay because he was “careless and lacked restraint.”

Morant will have to miss 3 more games on top of the 5 he has already missed since the incident. He could come back as soon as March 20, when the Memphis Grizzlies play the Dallas Mavericks.

But it is very likely that Ja Morant won’t play in this match because he isn’t strong enough. The Daily Memphian’s Chris Herrington said that Ja will need a few more days to practice before he can come back.

Updated (Mar. 15):

In a Wednesday press release, the Grizzlies confirmed that Morant would be out for at least the team’s next four games. Wojnarowski and McMahon report that Memphis’s star point guard will be out for at least the rest of this week’s four games.

Updated (Mar. 09):

Ja Morant (suspension/personal) will sit out the next four games, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Morant has been cleared of any wrongdoing by police in Glendale, Colorado, according to a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic.