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The Memphis Grizzlies released a statement today saying 24-year-old PF Darrell Arthur has a small, non-displaced fracture of his left leg. Arthur could miss as long as 6 weeks with the injury but could return earlier.

This is the 3rd serious injury Arthur has sustained since the Grizzlies traded for Arthur on draft night five years ago. Previously Arthur tore the labrum muscle of his shoulder before the start of the second NBA season and tore his Achilles before the start of last season.

Arthur’s injury is reportedly a small fracture of in the head of his fibula. Dr. Fred Azar, the team physician, diagnosed the injury. Arthur is under the care of the team’s physicians and will be evaluated weekly to determine when he can return to the team. The injury occurred while training for the upcoming training camp which opens Tuesday, Oct. 2.

In other Grizzlies news, Hamed Haddadi has been cleared for workouts after having surgery on his wrist 8 weeks ago. Haddadi is expected to compete for more playing time this season behind Marc Gasol. This will be the first time Haddadi has been in town at the opening of training camp. In previous season’s Haddadi, a Iranian native, was delayed entering the USA while working out visa problems.

Arthur, who missed last season entirely was expected to compete with returning PF Marreese Speights for playing time behind All-Star PF Zach Randolph. Randolph missed more than half of last season with a knee injury of his own.

The Grizzlies traded combo forward Dante Cunningham in the off-season for SG Wayne Ellington leaving the Grizzlies thin in the front court with Arthur out.


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8 Responses to Darrell Arthur Injured Again

  1. l3esmithNo Gravatar says:

    I think the appropriate response is:


  2. Lee Eric SmithNo Gravatar says:

    I think the appropriate response is:


  3. WellsNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, this is not that serious of an injury. DA won’t running and jumping around the court, but he won’t be in a cast either. He’ll probably be in a knee brace restricting movement and encouraged to keep weight off the knee, but I doubt they will be a lot of restrictions on him. The description sounds like crack in the bone near the knee. As long as the crack does not worsen, and DA does not develop soreness or swelling, he could be back on the court for light drills when training camp opens.

  4. AmirNo Gravatar says:

    All I can say is:


  5. HadToHappnNo Gravatar says:

    Whyyyyyyyyyyy! AGAIN! Get well DA. Were gonna need ya!

  6. JoelNo Gravatar says:

    Man, our guys just cant catch any breaks. Lets go out a grab some of the Suns med staff, those guys are miracle workers

  7. MattNo Gravatar says:


    I mean this in the most respectful and curious way: what in one’s life leads them to decide to keep up with the training staffs of various professional basketball organizations? I have no doubt in the validity of your opinion; I’m just curious as to the when, the how, and the accuracy of it all. No disrespect intended. Your comments on here always seem to come from a passion for the grizz similar to mine.


    • JoelNo Gravatar says:


      I come from a long line of medical professionals, and being a former Highschool basketball star, The two kind of blended. I was always one of the guys to ask about ways to effectively train and get ready for the basketball season, but to try and cut down on possible injuries. After highschool, I knew i wanted to do something in medicine, so I took a look at doing something with sports medicine. Thats when I started looking at NBA training staff positions, Since i could not play for a Pro team here in the NBA, maybe I could work for one of them as a team doctor or training staff member.

      A few years back, I remembered reading something about the Suns training staff, and that they were young, and always on the cutting edge of sports medicine. Being someone who enjoys learning and just has a general thirst for knowledge, I decided to do some reasearch. The Suns training staff has been considered one of the best training staff’s in the NBA due to their ability to keep players healthy, and sometimes even turning back the clock on Players careers. They managed to keep Steve Nash at an all-star level, and considering how old steve is, that is impressive. They took on a brittle, semi-retired player in Grant Hill, and turned him into the Grant Hill of yester-year. And when Shaq played for Phoenix, he logged more games played than he had since the 99-00 season. Overall, their success is something that can almost be proven as fact. And that was what I was getting at with my comment earlier, With a staff like that, the Grizz would be on a completely different level.

      Anyway, as you can tell, I am a basketball freak, and I not only pay attention to the rosters of teams, but I keep track of their training staff’s and what they do to keep their players healthy. I like to think I have a good mind for Basketball and the intricacies of the game, and knowing about teams training staff just seemed like a logical thing to do.

      Here is a link to a story from a Suns blog from a few months back that talks about the training staff and their unique training methods etc.

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