Conley (heel) is considered fully healthy as training camp approaches, David Aldrdige of TNT reports. Conley's 2017-18 season was cut short in its infancy, as he missed 70 games after undergoing surgery in January to clean up his left heel. The point guard resumed five-on-five work earlier this month, and new coach J.B. Bickerstaff confirmed Monday that Conley is a back at full speed. "Right now he's in full participation in everything we're doing," Bickerstaff said. "Obviously we kind of keep an eye on him. In training camp, our expectation is that he's full go." Bickerstaff went on to note that while Conley won't face any sort of minutes restriction in the wake of the injury, the talent the Grizzlies added this offseason will hopefully equate to a lower overall workload for both he and Marc Gasol. "We don't have any expectation of Mike missing anything," Bickerstaff said. "As the season goes, we'll keep an eye on him. When we added some of the depth on our team, we don't have to kill Mike and Marc from a minutes perspective. Rather than getting into restrictions, their average minutes don't have to be 36, 38 minutes to carry the team."
Conley (heel), during Thursday's Team USA camp, remained limited to non-contact work, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com reports. Conley had his 2017-18 campaign cut short due to left heel surgery and struggled to be effective in the 12 games he played in, shooting 38.6 percent from the field -- the lowest mark of his 11-year career. The fact that he's still limited to non-contact work isn't exactly encouraging, though there's been no word of any sort of setback that would prevent him from being 100 percent in time for training camp in September.
Conley played in 12 games during the 2017-18 season and averaged 17.1 points, 4.1 assists and 2.3 rebounds for the Grizzlies. Conley's season officially ended back on Jan.27 when he had surgery on his left heel but he's expected to make a full recover in time for training camp next year. The former Ohio State star will be entering the third year of his five-year, $153 million signed back in July 2016.
Conley (heel) has progressed to no longer needing crutches, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports. Conley underwent season-ending surgery to "smooth a small bone protrusion" in his left heel back in late January. Things are seemingly progressing as expected, with the expectation that he'll be fully healthy ahead of the 2018-19 training camp.
Conley (Achilles) will undergo season-ending surgery to "to smooth a small bone protrusion" in his left heel, Michael Wallace of Grizzlies.com reports. He is expected to make a complete recovery ahead of the 2018-19 training camp. Though Conley had progressed to 3-on-3 scrimmaging in his recovery, he's opted to undergo surgery to correct the issue long-term. The news isn't too surprising considering the Grizzlies have slipped to 17-31 on the season, sitting at 12th place in the Western Conference. In his stead for the remainder of the year, Tyreke Evans and Andrew Harrison will almost certainly continue to handle most of the team's ballhandling duties in the backcourt.
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