‘Only LeBron Can Do These Things And Never Get Hurt’: Fans React to Ja Morant’s Injury vs Hawks

Published 11/26/2021, 10:03 PM EST

It’s bad news from the clinic for all the Memphis Grizzlies fans, as Ja Morant might have to miss a considerable number of games after suffering a non-contact leg injury in the first quarter while playing the Atlanta Hawks. The Grizzlies were showing signs of potential this season, and the trio of Morant, Desmond Bane, and Dillon Brooks was showing hopes of clinching another playoff berth.

However, it seems those aspirations might prove to be a little far-fetched since it’s possible that their superstar Morant might have to miss vital games ahead. As usual, fans had their own reaction to the devastating news.

What happened to Ja Morant?

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The Memphis Grizzlies offensive production has been running because of Morant. He is the reason they have climbed as far up in the Western Conference, as they are now, with a 9-9 record. And winning against the Atlanta Hawks is important for them to save face after their disappointing blowout loss against the Toronto Raptors.

However, the game had just begun, and the Grizzlies saw their superstar go down on the floor. There was no contact with anyone, yet he was seen clinging to his knee, as if in major pain. Eventually, he was taken to the locker room.

There was a deafening silence in the arena as fans waited for an announcement on the state of the injury. Although no official statement about his status was made, it’s highly unlikely that he will return anytime soon. Fans took to Twitter to express their views on what transpired.

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The Memphis Grizzlies star was on the path to an MVP season

This has definitely been a breakout season for the 22-year-old. Not only is he averaging 25.3 points and shooting 47.8%, but also has 7.1 assists, with 5.8 rebounds. In fact, he was already pushing himself into MVP conversations for the 2021-22 NBA campaign.

Even though he might not win it this year, the future has big things for a youngster of his potential. And an MVP award is certainly in the works for him.

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However, this injury might derail his way to the prestigious award. At this point, one can only hope that he makes his comeback before the Grizzlies reach a point of no return without him.
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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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