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Grizzlies' Mario Chalmers waived after season-ending injury

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Chalmers being carried off the court Wednesday night. (Source: ESPN) Chalmers being carried off the court Wednesday night. (Source: ESPN)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The hits keep coming for the Grizzlies.

Point guard Mario Chalmers is out for the season after being carried off the court in Wednesday night’s game against the Celtics.

Memphis Grizzlies confirm Chalmers has a ruptured Achilles tendon. He will not play again this season and perhaps not in a Grizzlies uniform again.

The Grizzlies waived Chalmers after learning of his season-ending injury. 

“He has been an important part of our success this season, both coming off the bench and when called upon as a starter,” Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace said. “But with Mario’s season-ending injury and our already depleted roster, it became necessary to free up a roster spot.”

Chalmers, who has been starting in place of the injured Mike Conley, injured his foot after shooting a three in the third quarter and needed help being escorted off the court.

The injury continues a devastating run of injuries for the Grizzlies, who are already without Marc Gasol for the season. Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, Matt Barnes, Tony Allen and Chris Andersen have all missed time recently with various injuries. Barnes and Allen did start Wednesday’s game against the Celtics, however.

The Grizzlies have been limited to a three player bench in their last two games.

Chalmers finishes the season averaging 10.8 points, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game in 54 games, including six starts for the Grizzlies. Chalmers also played in six games with Miami before being traded to Memphis.

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