Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley has sat out the team's past four games through injury and he will sit out plenty more in the weeks to come, according to an update from the Western Conference franchise themselves.
In an article on their official website, the Grizzlies revealed that Conley is set to miss the next three to four weeks after an additional examination on Friday showed evidence of Achilles tendonitis the 28-year-old's left foot.
If he forced to sit out the next month of action it would potentially missing a 14-game stretch at a crucial time in the season.
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Currently sitting in fifth place in the Western Conference standings and 8.5 games ahead of the ninth placed Utah Jazz, Memphis has some leeway in terms of securing a playoff spot.
Nevertheless, with Conley's extended absense adding to a long list of injuries on the Grizzlies roster, the franchise will be put under increased pressure as they look to finish the regular season off in style.
When on the hardwood this season, Conley has averaged 15.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per game as well as contributing a team-high 6.1 assists.
With fellow guard Mario Chalmers having been released last week after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon, the franchise are running light at the position.
They did sign Briante Weber out of the D-league on Friday to increase their options. He has since starting both the Grizzlies past two games, against New Orleans on Friday and Atlanta last night. He finished with just two points in 30 minutes of action against the Hawks.