According to the New York Times, young defender of the Memphis Grizzlies club, Ja Morant is the latest case to be out of action due to injury. Morant will be sidelined for at least a week after spraining his first-degree ankle last weekend in the team’s 121-110 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Ja Morant (No. 12) of the Memphis Grizzlies Club is one of the young athletes in the NBA who has suffered many injuries.
This 23-year-old athlete is just one of many young NBA stars recently injured. Earlier, the Philadelphia 76ers’ Tyrese Maxey broke his left leg and missed out on the win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, likely to be out for two weeks.
Meanwhile, the Lonzo Ball of the Chicago Bulls is another example of how young NBA basketball players are burning out faster than before. Ball, 25, is currently struggling to recover from an injury from surgery due to intense training and competition at a young age to pursue a professional basketball career.
Zion Williamson is another example of young American basketball players having their careers affected by injuries. Williamson, 22, has only played 96 games in his career due to injury. Meanwhile, Morant has made 201 appearances in the NBA, but his fitness shows signs of decline.
Last season, Morant played 57 matches – the lowest in his career, a number that shows the number of matches for this athlete is decreasing with each season. The reason is that the constant competition in amateur basketball tournaments in the hope of turning professional makes young athletes like Morant easily exhausted when playing in the NBA.