Friday, December 13, 2013

Quincy Pondexter Out Indefinitely

Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Quincy Pondexter will be out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his right foot. 
The team announced Monday that Pondexter had a MRI which revealed how severe his injury was. Pondexter sustained the injury to his right foot Saturday night in the 108-82 loss to the Golden State Warriors. 
The injury occurred when Pondexter was guarding Warriors guard Klay Thompson and fighting over a screen. 
"Just the way I took off, it wasn't feel right," Pondexter reflected. "That's kind of when the impact happened." He tried to play through the pain, but had to leave in the second quarter. 
The fourth year small forward walked out for Monday night's pregame availability on crutches and expressed his shock at his diagnosis. 
"It was not the news I was expecting," Pondexter said before Monday night's game against the Orlando Magic. "I was expecting maybe a week or two or a couple of weeks. I didn't think this."
He tweeted his disbelief: "But I GUARANTEE I will be back next season BETTER THAN EVER!! Joshua 1:9."
Before Monday's game Pondexter wrote, "I've been told it's going to be a while. We haven't had surgery or a timetable on what we are going to do yet. Once we get down to that in next week or two, I think I'll have a good idea of how long it is going to take. If there's an opportunity for myself to come back or whatever, I'm going to do whatever it takes." 
Previous to the injury the 25 year old was averaging 6.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 18 minutes per game this season after signing a four-year extension on October 31st. 
The Grizzlies are having a difficult season with injuries already. Two weeks ago the team lost Marc Gasol to a medial collateral ligament sprain in his left knee. The loss of Pondexter impacts the team's depth and puts them at risk for missing the playoffs. 
Pondexter was a key factor in the Grizzlies' playoff run last season, providing perimeter scoring on a team that had virtually none. 
References: USA Today and ESPN
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