Things were going so well for rising star guard, Mike Conley, of the Memphis Grizzlies. Until last night.

After taking an inadvertent knee to the back from Hornets' guard, Marco Belinelli, Conley was writhing on the ground in obvious pain. After limping to the locker room, it was revealed that Conley had suffered a transverse process fracture in a vertebrae and is listed as out indefinitely. Some have compared his injury to the one suffered by Cowboy's QB Tony Romo, which didn't require surgery.

The Grizzlies' star was off to a career start to the season, averaging 19.2 points, 5.7 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals.