Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is expected to miss six weeks with fractures in his lower back, reports Michael Wallace of Grizzlies.com.
Conley's injuries will be reevaluated in one month.
Conley sustained the injury, which The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reports is a transverse process fracture, on Monday during the Grizzlies' 104–85 win over the Charlotte Hornets. He was inadvertently kneed in the back and reportedly experienced a paralyzing feeling before walking to the locker room. He did not return to the game.
The 29-year-old guard is averaging a career-high 19.7 points, 5.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game in his 10th season in Memphis, and the Grizzlies are 11–7.
The Grizzlies next play the Raptors in Toronto on Wednesday.