Grizzlies’ Parsons out indefinitely with meniscus tear in left knee
Chandler Parsons’ string of poor injury luck continues.
The Memphis Grizzlies announced the 6-foot-10 swingman is out indefinitely after suffering a partial meniscus tear in his left knee. The team is still evaluating the newly signed forward, but it’s possible he could miss the remainder of the season.
“To suffer a setback like this after working so diligently to rebound from the injury to his right knee is obviously tough. That said, we know he will continue to work tirelessly to return to the court with his teammates and contribute,” Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said in a statement. “Chandler has the full support of myself, Coach (David Fizdale) and the entire team and we are all focused on getting him healthy.”
Parsons has played in 34 games since signing a four-year max contract worth $94 million this summer. He’s averaged just 6.2 points and 2.5 rebounds — both career lows — while playing 20 minutes per night for Fizdale’s starting five. The former Rockets and Mavericks standout also posted the worst offensive and defensive efficiency of his career while trying to work his way back into game shape.
Parsons previously tore the meniscus in his right knee, which required season-ending surgery in 2016. He’s missed at least 16 games in each of the past three seasons.