Nolan Skiles, Staff Writer

On Wednesday evening, Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers ruptured his Achilles tendon in his right foot during the third quarter in a game against the Boston Celtics. Chalmers, while he proved to be a valuable asset to the team both as a starter and coming off the bench later in the game, was released from the Grizzlies following his season ending injury. The Grizzlies are currently ranked fifth in the Western Conference, and stated that because of their already depleted roster coupled with Chalmers’ season being cut short, they had to let him go in order to free up a spot in hopes of acquiring a new player. Memphis certainly isn’t joking about their depleted roster either. Star Center Marc Gasol has undergone season ending surgery. Mike Conley, star point guard for the Grizzlies, has missed the last two games due to an injury in his right foot, along with Zach Randolph, who is out with a sore knee, and Gasol’s replacement Chris Andersen has been out since dislocating his left shoulder last Sunday.  Jordan Adams has been out for quite a few games following a knee surgery, and Brandan Wright has been nursing a knee that is sore from surgery. The roster for Memphis certainly seems broken with four of their five starters and an additional three players having been injured or undergone surgery, but the team is hopeful to receive another few players that are in good playing condition in order to continue their season without falling into a rut of constant losses.