January 8, 2022; Los Angeles, California, United States; Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) reacts by injuring himself by moving to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers guard Brandon Boston Jr. (4) during the first half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks is reportedly out three to five weeks after spraining his left ankle on Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Brooks was injured in the second quarter as he walked towards the basket. He suffered a foul on the play and was unable to shoot the free throws and was taken to the locker room.
Brooks is averaging 18.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in 21 games (20 starts) this season. He missed the first 10 games of the season with a broken left hand.
Brooks is averaging 14.4 points and three rebounds in 261 career appearances (234 starts) over five NBA seasons.
Brooks, 25, has been a steal since being a 2017 second-round pick (45th overall) in Oregon.
He was the Pac-12 Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season and helped the Ducks reach the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight in 2016 and the Final Four in 2017.
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