Morant has bone bruise; playoff return doubtful

by Gordon Dixon - Ja Morant has a bone bruise in his right knee, an MRI confirmed, and he is doubtful to return this postseason for the Grizzlies, it was announced.

Morant has bone bruise; playoff return doubtful

Memphis Grizzlies' Ja Morant has bone bruise, doubtful for remainder of playoffs 6:05 PM ET ESPN Memphis Grizzlies star guard Ja Morant has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee and is doubtful to return this postseason, the team said Tuesday. Morant, who exited during the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors on May 7, is expected to make a full recovery, the team said. He had averaged 38.3 points, 8.3 assists and 6.7 rebounds in this second-round series against the Warriors.