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Grizzlies' Desmond Bane to Miss Several Weeks With Toe Injury

Isaiah De Los Santos
Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Desmond Bane is slated to miss several weeks with a serious toe injury.
Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Desmond Bane is slated to miss several weeks with a serious toe injury. / (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
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Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Desmond Bane has been nursing a toe injury recently. The issue first popped up on Sunday and sidelined him, then he was forced to miss Tuesday's contest as well.

The latest update on Bane is terrible news for Memphis.

The Grizzlies announced Tuesday Bane has a Grade 2 sprain of his right big toe. The injury will knock him out for at least the two-to-three weeks, but it could be longer once he's re-evaluated.

This a major blow for Memphis. Bane was just getting started on a breakout third season, averaging 24.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists over his first 12 games. Those would be career marks across the board, making him an early All-Star candidate.

Bane has shown marked improvement as a playmaker from last season (2.7 APG) and somehow got even better beyond the arc (45.1% from deep this year). His ascension has been a key part of the Grizzlies getting off to a 9-5 start, good enough for first in the Southwest division and fourth in the West overall.

The likes of John Konchar and Dillon Brooks will now be looked at to step up their scoring in Bane's absence.

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