With a sprained knee ligament, Grizzlies center Steven Adams will be out for 3-5 weeks.
|Steven Adams will miss 3-5 weeks with a sprained knee ligament|
In 42 starts for the Grizzlies, the center has averaged 8.6 points and 11.5 rebounds.
MEMPHIS (AP) — Because of a torn ligament in his right knee, Grizzlies center Steven Adams will be out of action for three to five weeks.
Memphis told people about the change Tuesday night. The Grizzlies have a 31-16 record and are second in the Western Conference. On Wednesday night, they will go to Golden State to try to end their first three-game losing streak of the season.
Adams hurt his posterior cruciate ligament in his knee during Sunday night's 112-10 loss in Phoenix. In the last few seconds, he hurt his knee when he went after a loose ball. He didn't play on Monday night, when his team lost 133–100 in Sacramento.
The nine-year NBA veteran leads the league in both offensive rebounds and offensive rebounds per game. He is a big reason why the Grizzlies are only behind the Knicks in that category this season. Adams averages 8.6 points and 11.5 rebounds per game for Memphis, where he has started all 42 games this season.