Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley will be out an indefinite amount of time after suffering a transverse process fracture in his vertabrae, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
Sources: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley suffered a transverse process fracture in the vertebrae. He will miss an indefinite period of time.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 29, 2016
NFL fans will likely recognize this injury. It’s the same one that took Tony Romo off the field for the Dallas Cowboys back in 2014. For those uninitiated with the injury, we refer you to this helpful page. It’s a painful injury that causes inflammation but isn’t one that will threaten Conley’s career.
Before getting injured, the point guard was having a phenomenal season for Memphis, averaging 19.7 points, 5.7 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. The Grizzlies are going to have to adjust their strategy significantly without Conley running the offense.