Taylor Jenkins says Jordan Poole ‘yanked’ Ja Morant’s knee on play that caused Game 3 knee injury


The Memphis Grizzlies lost Dillon Brooks to a one-game suspension after his Flagrant 2 foul led to an injury. Now, Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins is curious to see how the league responds after Ja Morant left Game 3 early with a knee injury.

Midway through the fourth quarter, Morant was injured on a play where his right knee was grabbed by Jordan Poole. He limped off the floor and didn’t return. Jenkins said Morant was being evaluated after the game.

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“We just watched the replay,” Jenkins said. “He was going after a dribble and Jordan Poole actually grabbed his knee and yanked it, which kind of triggered whatever happened, so I’m actually going to be very curious what happens after that.”

Morant later tweeted a replay of the injury and tweeted, “broke the code,” which was a reference to Steve Kerr’s comments on Brooks’ Flagrant 2 foul that injured Warriors guard Gary Payton II and led to Brooks’ suspension. He later deleted the tweet.

The Grizzlies lost Game 3, 142-112. Game 4 is Monday (9 p.m., TNT).

Contact Damichael Cole at damichael.cole@commercialappeal.com and on Twitter @damichaelc

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