Monday, December 28, 2009
Updated: December 29, 12:09 PM ET
Grizzlies' Gay out with sprained ankle
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay was inactive for Monday night's game against the Washington Wizards because of a sprained left ankle, leaving Memphis without its leading scorer.
Gay first injured the ankle Dec. 16 in the Grizzlies' 110-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. He left the game but played in the four games since, averaging almost 19 points over that span.
He reaggravated the injury Saturday in a loss at Dallas.
Gay, who averages 20.6 points and 6.1 rebounds, had started all but one game this season: Nov. 30 at Utah. He was out for personal reasons.
DeMarre Carroll, a rookie out of Missouri, started his first NBA game in place of Gay. Carroll averages 3.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in 27 games.