Monday, March 14, 2011
Rudy Gay's shoulder making progress
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- While an MRI exam Monday showed that Memphis forward Rudy Gay's left shoulder is healing, no timetable has been set for his return.
Memphis made the announcement during Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Gay underwent the MRI earlier in the day. He had tweeted Monday afternoon: "I hate bad news."
The team said the 6-foot-8 forward "underwent a follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) today on his left shoulder, which revealed that while the shoulder is healing from a subluxation, it needs more time to fully recover."
Gay, the Grizzlies' second-leading scorer at 19.8 points a game, injured the shoulder on Feb. 15 against Philadelphia. He has missed 10 games with the injury.
Memphis entered Monday night's game at 5-5 in Gay's absence as they fight to hold on to the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.