Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Desmond Bane has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 toe sprain, the team announced on Tuesday. As a result, he has been sidelined from action and is expected to be reevaluated in two to three weeks.
Bane suffered the injury during the Grizzlies’ 103-114 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night and was consequently unable to appear in the team’s 92-102 loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday night.
Currently in his third year with the team, Bane has delivered a stellar performance on the court this season, averaging career-high figures of 24.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. Averaging 3.8 three-pointers per game, Bane ranked fifth in the NBA for three-point shooters. He has also achieved a career-best of 45.1% of his long-range attempts.
The shooting guard’s injury comes at an inopportune time for the Grizzlies, particularly since power forward/center Jaren Jackson Jr. is set to make his debut for Memphis. The player’s late-season debut comes after he took several months to recover from surgery to repair a fracture to his right foot suffered this summer.