2021 Playoffs: West First Round Jazz vs. Grizzlies
MRI reveals mild hamstring strain for Jazz's Mike Conley
Utah's All-Star guard exited early from Game 5 vs. Memphis with right hamstring soreness.
From NBA.com News Services
The Utah Jazz made short work of the Memphis Grizzlies in their first-round series, winning in five games — an effort bolstered by erstwhile Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, who averaged 17.4 points and 8.6 assists (shooting 54.8% from 3-point range and 46.7% overall).
But Conley exited early in Game 5 with of right hamstring soreness, and a Thursday MRI revealed he’d suffered a “mild” hamstring strain. The Jazz announced he’d be re-evaluated prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, which is currently to be determined pending the results of the LA Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks matchup.
During Game 5 between the Jazz and Grizzlies last night, Mike Conley left in the second quarter after experiencing right hamstring soreness. This morning an MRI revealed a mild right hamstring strain. He will be reevaluated prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
— utahjazz (@utahjazz) June 3, 2021
Conley played in 51 of Utah’s 72 games this season, missing time due to either right hamstring soreness or the injury management associated with it. He missed nine straight games late in the season because of it, but returned for the last two games of 2020-21 and played in every playoff game.