Update: Wright (knee) said Monday that he's weeks away from being 100 percent healthy, Ronald Tillery of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Analysis: Wright underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery in December and only played five games upon returning in February before he was shut down for the rest of the season after suffering an MCL sprain in the same knee. The Grizzlies were initially optimistic that Wright would return to the court after February's injury, but it sounds like the recovery process has dragged on far longer than anticipated. Nonetheless, Wright is still on track to be healthy by the time training camp begins. He's in line to serve as the team's top backup at center behind Marc Gasol (foot).
Wright is out indefinitely after an MRI exam found a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. The Grizzlies announced the injury update Monday and said surgery is not required to repair his knee.
Wright left Saturday night's loss in Phoenix with 11:05 left in the third quarter. This was the same knee the 6-foot-10 Wright had surgery on in December after soreness had sidelined him since Nov. 7. Saturday's injury occurred in Wright's fifth game back after his rehab.