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Report: Zach Randolph Has Torn MCL, Could Miss Eight Weeks

Memphis Grizzlies star forward Zach Randolph will miss up to eight weeks due to a slight tear of his MCL on his right knee, according to The Commercial Appeal.

It was reported yesterday that Randolph was expected to miss some time with a bruised right knee, however an MRI has revealed a slight tear which require a much longer recovery period than initially expected. According to The Commercial Appeal, Randolph will not require surgery and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

The 30-year-old injured the knee when he fell hard in the final seconds of the first quarter against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday.

The former All-Star has averaged just 14.8 points and 7.5 rebounds through the Grizzlies’ first four games this season. Last year he gained national attention when he helped fuel Memphis to a playoff berth despite the injury to franchise superstar Rudy Gay. Randolph averaged 20.1 points and 12.2 rebounds per game last season.
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