The Memphis Grizzlies will unfortunately be without big man Zach Randolph for a while after an MRI revealed that he has a minor tear in the MCL of his right knee, leaving him sidelined for up to eight weeks, and obviously out for thier meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers this coming Sunday.
According to The Commercial Appeal, Randolph's injury will not require any surgery. He will be re-evaluated by team doctors in two weeks.
Randolph was injured when teammate O.J. Mayo fell into him late in the first quarter during the Grizzlies' blowout loss to the Bulls on Sunday. Originally, Randolph was believed to only have bruised his knee, not tearing any ligaments, but unfortunately was not the case. He did not travel with the team this evening for its game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, instead staying home in Memphis, wearing a knee brace, and taking it easy.
The Lakers likely won't be too sad to see the Grizz without Randolph, but hopefully he will have a speedy recovery.
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