Grizzlies guard Mike Conley faces toughest test of career

When Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley shut down because of a sore Achilles in March of the 2015-16 season, he wanted to protect his impending and valuable free-agent standing for the summer.

He also wasn’t willing to risk rupturing the delicate left Achilles.

That was the first time Conley dealt with an Achilles problem. He’s nurturing the injury again, and now will sit indefinitely as to relieve the soreness and not risk his basketball future.

The Grizzlies have ruled out Conley for at least two weeks but he could sit longer. Rest is the best prescribed treatment for Achilles tendinitis so it could take months before Conley is healthy enough to resume the rigors of an NBA schedule.


Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley describes his poor first half and the team’s struggles in a loss to the Houston Rockets.
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This is arguably Conley’s worst injury condition even when one considers he’s played…

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