Oof: Ja Morant is Now Doubtful for the Remainder of the Playoffs

The Memphis Grizzlies got some horrible news on Tuesday afternoon.

The organization released a statement that emerging superstar and Most Improved Player Ja Morant is doubtful for the remainder of the playoffs due to a bone bruise in his right knee. Morant already missed Monday night’s Game 4, which the Warriors won 101-98 thanks to some clutch free throws from Stephen Curry.

Golden State now leads the series 3-1.

Of course, the Morant news comes after a heated debate over how he sustained the initial injury. Many pointed toward an encounter he had with Jordan Poole in the 4th quarter where the Warriors’ guard appeared to grab Morant’s knee going for a loose ball.

Morant clearly took issue with the play, using Steve Kerr’s “broke the code” phrase that the head coach used to describe the Flagrant 2 foul that led to a Dillon Brooks suspension in Game 2. Morant later deleted the tweet.

All things considered, it’s extremely hard to believe that Poole’s actions caused a bone bruise, which is likely why the two did appear to make up before last night’s Game 4.

Regardless, Bulls fans saw firsthand how unkind the injury gods could be this season, and it sucks knowing the NBA will likely see one of its rising stars have to end his season early.

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Elias Schuster is the Lead Chicago Bulls writer at Bleacher Nation. He started with BN full-time in 2019 immediately after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a degree in Journalism (yes, he started with the Jim Boylen Era). Since joining, Elias has been the driving force behind Bulls and NBA content for both the site and social accounts. You can follow him on Twitter/X @Schuster_Elias.

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