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The injury bug that attacked the Memphis Grizzlies with ferocity last season has reared its ugly head once again.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, swingman Dillon Brooks will be sidelined for up to two months because of a Grade 2 MCL sprain of his left knee.
Memphis wing Dillon Brooks will miss six to eight weeks with a Grade 2 MCL sprain, team says.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 12, 2018
Brook suffered the injury after awkwardly tripped on the basketball while defending during the Grizzlies’ 112-106 takedown of the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
His injury is the latest in a string of early season injuries for Memphis, which took a 7-4 record into Monday night’s home game against the Utah Jazz.
“We’re down bodies right now, but we’re comfortable with the guys who can step up and play those minutes,” Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff told reporters.
The 22-year-old Brooks is averaging 6.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 18.9 minutes in 11 games for Memphis this season, shooting 40.9 percent from the field, 36.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and 77.8 percent from the free-throw line.
The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder was the 45th overall selection of the 2017 draft by the Grizzlies, for whom he averaged 11.0 points, 3.1 boards and 1.6 dimes in 28.7 minutes while playing all 82 games (74 starts) last season.