Grizzlies' Ja Morant avoided significant knee injury, expected to miss at least 'couple weeks,' Taylor Jenkins says

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Ja Morant hobbles to the bench, has to be helped to the locker room (0:45)

Ja Morant appears to injure his left leg on a play vs. the Hawks and has to be helped to the locker room. (0:45)

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant avoided a serious knee injury but is expected to miss at least a "couple of weeks," coach Taylor Jenkins told reporters ahead of Sunday's game against the Sacramento Kings.

Jenkins said Morant avoided any tears or ligament damage to his left knee but added that there was no official timetable for his return.

"We're so thankful we avoided a significant injury," Jenkins said. "We expect a full recovery, and this is nothing long term that we're worried about."

Morant suffered the left knee sprain in the first quarter of Friday's loss to the Atlanta Hawks.