Seven Grizzlies players questionable Friday with stomach virus


When the Memphis Grizzlies play the Boston Celtics on Friday, they may be without almost half their roster. A stomach virus left them shorthanded on Wednesday during a loss to the Toronto Raptors, and now the team has announced that the virus has spread to affect seven players, all of whom are questionable Friday:

Seven members of the Grizzlies are dealing with a stomach virus and their status is uncertain for Friday’s game with the Boston Celtics.

The Grizzlies announced Thursday that guards Tony Allen, Courtney Lee and Beno Udrih, forwards Jon Leuer and Jarnell Stokes, center Kosta Koufos and guard/forward Quincy Pondexter have been hit with the virus and are questionable for the Boston game.

Lee and Stokes are new additions to the injury list. The other five players didn’t play in a 96-92 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday due to their illnesses.

This is just unfortunate timing for the Grizzlies, who currently have the best record in the Western Conference at 10-2. Hopefully, the illness doesn’t keep their players out much longer past Friday.