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Chandler Parsons out indefinitely with torn meniscus in knee

Chandler Parsons
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons is now out indefinitely with a partial tear of the meniscus in his left knee. Parsons has played just 34 games this season — his first in Memphis — having missed time with knee injuries earlier in the season.

Memphis kept this update ambiguous, using the word “indefinitely.” But it’s tough to imagine Parsons playing again this season, even as the Grizzlies gear up for a playoff run.

The Grizzlies knew that Parsons was injury-prone when they signed him to a four-year, $94.4 million deal last offseason, but this has to be worse than imagined. Parsons’ previous career low in games played was 61, his last season with Dallas.

Without Parsons, the Grizzlies are poised to finish at either the No. 6 or No. 7 seed in the Western Conference. If he isn’t on the court playing his best ball, it’s also likely they will lose in the first round of the playoffs as they did last year.

If Parsons can ever stay healthy, the Grizzlies have the potential to be dangerous. He said after he signed last year they’d have one of the best starting five in the Association.

But based on recent years, there’s no indication that will happen anytime soon.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.