And yet we have another turn in what has already been a tumultuous season for the Memphis Grizzlies. The outlook is bleak for Grizzlies’ swingman Quincy Pondexter, who was initially diagnosed with a sprained midfoot after coming down on it awkwardly in the first half against Golden State, Saturday night. Putting together the pieces through a string of tweets early today,
— Quincy Pondexter (@QuincyPondexter) December 9, 2013
At Grizzlies shoot around and Quincy Pondexter is on crutches. Not good. — Phillip Dean (@PhillipDean1) December 9, 2013
League source says Quincy Pondexter injury much more severe than initially thought. Could miss season. — Tom Lorenzo (@TomLorenzo) December 9, 2013
It looks like it’s a torn tendon in his foot. As noted earlier, Quincy Pondexter is out for the season.
— Tom Lorenzo (@TomLorenzo) December 9, 2013
Griz confirm that Quincy Pondexter is expected to miss the rest of the season with a stress fracture in his foot. CA story coming…
— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) December 9, 2013
Since signing a four-year $14 million dollar extension just before the season began, things have gone all sorts of downhill for Quincy. His year has been plagued by a broken nose, which required him to wear a mask, a reported rift between he and coach Dave Joerger — eliciting some very uncharacteristic and insubordinate behavior during the game against the Brooklyn Nets, and now this foot injury. Struggling to carve himself a spot in the rotation, he appeared to be trying to do too much whenever opportunity came his way, shooting just 39% from the field.
Let’s put the bubble wrap on Mike Conley before it’s too late, because the roster is simply breaking down before our eyes at this point.