Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley suffered a transverse process fracture in his vertebrae and will be out indefinitely.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Conley, the Grizzlies’ $150-million-man, is expected to miss six weeks with this back injury.
The injury took place during Memphis’ loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.
Since this summer, he’s has been the subject of many talks which revolve around him being an overpaid player. Memphis shelled out $153 million to a point guard who has yet to make an All-Star team, but he’s the glue that holds the Grizzlies together.
Unfortunately, this is the second-straight season where Conley will miss significant time. After suffering an Achilles injury last year, he missed the latter half of the regular season and was out of service during Memphis’ very short playoff run.
The Grizzlies are off to a solid start and are fifth in the Western Conference with an 11-7 record, and Conley is having his best season to date. He’s scoring at a career-best 19.2 points a night, and he’s nailed 42 threes at a 46.7 percent clip to start the year.
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