Grizzlies PG Mike Conley (foot) could sit out rest of regular season

Saturday April 11th, 2015

A foot injury could force Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley to miss the final three games of the regular season, according to a report from The Commercial Appeal in Memphis.

Conley suffered the injury during the Grizzlies win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday and sat out Friday's win over the Utah Jazz. Conley is wearing a walking boot, the report says.

At 54-25, the Grizzlies hold a half-game lead over the San Antonio Spurs for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. From the report:

Conley said the injury feel like he’s constantly walking on a golf ball. There is inflammation and swelling above the plantar fasciitis, making it so Conley can’t put much pressure on his right foot or run and jump effectively.

There also is a notion that Conley could miss the Grizzlies’ final three regular-season games – something Conley hoping isn’t the case.

“I don’t want to shut down. I’d like to be playing and in a rhythm going into the playoffs as opposed to sitting,” Conley said. “But I’ve a had a bad little stretch with injuries. I don’t know what the smart thing to do is but I’m going to do the right thing for myself and the team.”

Over 70 games this season, Conley has averaged 15.8 points, 5.4 assists and 3.0 rebounds while shooting 44.6 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from three-point range.

He is in his eighth season with Memphis since being selected in the first round of the 2007 draft.

The Grizzlies will face the Clippers in Los Angeles on Saturday, followed by games against the top-seeded Golden State Warriors on Monday and the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.

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