Late Friday night, the Memphis Grizzlies lost center Marc Gasol to a non-contact injury.
The severity of Gasol’s injury was unknown at the time, which lead to a somewhat awkward exchange between San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker and Grizzlies forward Tony Allen when Parker questioned Allen on the status of Gasol. Allen didn’t give Parker a response, though, the former Oklahoma State Cowboy did speak to the media after the game and voiced his concern over the injury.
Allen’s concern was well warranted and understood, though, came across a bit over dramatic thanks to a small spelling typo from a local Memphis paper:
What Allen said was ‘makeshift’, though, it came out much more funny in the current form.
Not funny was Gasol’s diagnoses, which was updated Saturday afternoon. The Memphis Grizzlies big man will be on the shelf for the foreseeable future after suffering a Grade 2 MCL sprain.
The recovery timetable for such an injury isn’t specific, though, prior Grade 2 MCL sprains in the NBA often come with 6-8 week prognosis.