On Friday night, the Memphis Grizzlies suffered a 102-86 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. After their defeat, however, the Grizzlies had bigger issues to deal with. In the second quarter, star center Marc Gasol suffered an apparent knee injury and exited the game.
After undergoing an MRI on Saturday, it was determined that the reigning Defensive Player of the Year had endured a Grade 2 MCL sprain.
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, I'm told, has a Grade 2 MCL sprain. No surgery required. Out indefiniitely.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) November 23, 2013
The timetable for his return is unknown, but it seems that the average recovery time from this kind of injury takes six to eight weeks.
Last year Quincy Pondexter sprained MCL (Grade 2) on Dec 29th and played next on Feb 19th. Carl Landry on Feb 4th played on March 24th
— David Locke (@Lockedonsports) November 23, 2013
The 28-year-old is the foundation of the Grizzlies. He is currently averaging 16 points and 7.1 rebounds, leading his team to a 7-6 record.