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Jaren Jackson Jr. expected to miss 4-6 months with stress fracture in foot

The Grizzlies big man will miss the start of the 2022-23 season.

2022 NBA Playoffs - Memphis Grizzlies v Golden State Warriors
Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies talks to the media after Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals on May 13, 2021 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. 
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The Memphis Grizzlies were the surprise team of the 2021-22 NBA season and will be expected to make another playoff run again next season, but they’ve already got a bit of trouble on the injury front involving Jaren Jackson Jr. Here are the latest updates.

Jaren Jackson Jr. injury updates

Jackson Jr. is expected to miss 4-6 months with a stress fracture in his right foot per Adrian Wojnarowski. The Grizzlies big man should make a full recovery.

Jackson Jr. averaged 16.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game this season, emerging as a nice secondary player for the Grizzlies while Ja Morant was sidelined for parts of the season. This timeline means Jackson Jr. likely misses the first month of the 2022-23 season at a minimum. Look for Brandon Clarke and Steven Adams to step in his place if both are on the final roster ahead of the year.