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Grizzlies' Brandon Clarke suffers season-ending Achilles tear

The Memphis forward sustained the injury Friday night during the 1st quarter of the Grizzlies’ 113-97 loss to the Nuggets.

Brandon Clarke's ruptured Achilles could ground a high-flyer and will impact Grizzlies into next season.

Memphis Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke tore his left Achilles tendon and will be out indefinitely, the team announced Saturday.

Clarke sustained the injury Friday during the first quarter of the Grizzlies’ 113-97 loss in Denver. He missed a free throw and started limping as he went up the court and fell at half-court. He was helped to the locker room without putting weight on his left leg.

Brandon Clarke is helped off the court after suffering a lower leg injury in the 1st quarter vs. Denver.

The team said he is expected to make a full recovery.

The 26-year-old forward is averaging 10.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in his fourth season with Memphis.