Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks has been ruled out of the team’s matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday due to an ankle sprain, per the team’s Twitter.
.@memgrizz status report, Jan. 9 vs @Lakers:— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) January 9, 2022
Anderson – Back Soreness
Bane – LT Quad Soreness
Morant – LT Thigh Soreness
Pons – RT Ankle Soreness
Adams – Health & Safety Protocols
Brooks – LT Ankle Sprain
Brooks suffered the injury in Saturday’s victory over the Los Angeles Clippers and did not return to the matchup. A myriad of issues including hand, hamstring, and knee injuries along with COVID protocols have kept the fifth-year player out of 20 total games this season. It’s unknown how long this injury could keep him out of the lineup. In his absence, expect De’Anthony Melton and Kyle Anderson to be looked upon to make up the production in Brooks’s absence.
Brooks has averaged 18.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game in 21 games this season.
Memphis Grizzlies Vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies are currently 4.5-point underdogs against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday with the total set at 226.5, per the FanDuel Sportsbook.