Bad news bears. The injury bug hits the Memphis Grizzlies yet again.
During the Grizzlies Monday night game against the Charlotte Hornets, Conley collided with a knee to his back and fell to the floor. He would leave the game in the third quarter.
He suffered a transverse process fracture in the vertebrae and will reportedly miss six to eight weeks per ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Back injuries can be very debilitating, especially if your job relies on you being very active, such as this one. Unfortunately, in non-celebrity life, people aren’t able to take time off from work and come back fully working and earning money of that magnitude, in fact, they may lose out on money from their injury and the time they are off work, which is not fair if the accident was not of their own doing. Luckily there are lawyers out there that can help people who are going through this, the person who has been injured can see the amount of a spinal injury settlement that could potentially be awarded to them from their case.
Conely signed the richest contract in NBA history this summer. The max deal will give him $30 million each year for the next five seasons.
Through his 17 games played this season, Conley’s averaged 19.2 points, 5.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game.