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.
BREAKING: Memphis Grizzlies F Jaren Jackson Jr., underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot on Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined for 4-to-6 months, sources tell ESPN. Jackson is expected to make a full recovery. pic.twitter.com/RBFlyYiiUq— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2022
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.