Wright (knee) said Monday that he's weeks away from being 100 percent healthy, Ronald Tillery of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Wright underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery in December and only played five games upon returning in February before he was shut down for the rest of the season after suffering an MCL sprain in the same knee. The Grizzlies were initially optimistic that Wright would return to the court after February's injury, but it sounds like the recovery process has dragged on far longer than anticipated. Nonetheless, Wright is still on track to be healthy by the time training camp begins. He's in line to serve as the team's top backup at center behind Marc Gasol (foot).
Wright (knee) is not expected to return in the regular season, Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal reports. The Grizzlies were unable to update the status of Wright on Monday, but they also weren't ready to rule him out of their upcoming playoff campaign either. Chris Andersen, JaMychal Green, Ryan Hollins, and Zach Randolph will continue to split time at center during the duration of Wright's stint on the bench.
Wright (knee) is progressing as anticipated in his rehab and will be reevaluated within a few days. The Grizzlies initially hoped Wright would only be sidelined for one-to-two weeks when he was diagnosed with a sprained right MCL back in late February, but he's now been out for just over three weeks. Though he's endured no setbacks in his recovery, the team is now indicating there's no formal timetable for Wright's return. More clarity on a return date could arrive when he's reevaluated later this week.
Wright (knee) has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 right MCL sprain and may only miss one-to-two weeks with the injury, Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today reports. The Grizzlies are still labeling Wright as out indefinitely and though his sprain isn't as severe as feared, the recovery timetable often varies for players, so one-to-two weeks for a return may be a best-case scenario. Wright had only played five games for the Grizzlies since returning from arthroscopic surgery on the same knee, which could prompt the team to exercise even more caution than normal with the big man. While Wright's chances of returning at some point before season's end appear promising, his absence for any length of time still hurts the Grizzlies' depth at center, as Marc Gasol (foot) has been lost for the season. Expect JaMychal Green to take over Wright's spot in the starting lineup at center, while Chris Andersen and Zach Randolph will also be asked to cover more minutes at the position.
Wright (knee) has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain in his right knee, and will be out indefinitely, Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal reports. Wright will not need surgery, but it is likely that he will be out for at least a few weeks while he rehabs the sprained MCL. He went knee-to-knee with Ronnie Price on Saturday while starting in place of an injured Marc Gasol (foot). With Wright likely out for a considerable amount of time, look for JaMychal Green to replace him in the lineup.
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