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Grizzlies share major news regarding Ja Morant

Ja Morant looks ahead

Feb 12, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Ja Morant’s comeback was short-lived.

The Memphis Grizzlies announced on Monday that Morant will miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury.

Morant suffered a subluxation of his right shoulder during Saturday’s training session. An MRI revealed that Morant has a torn labrum. He will undergo season-ending surgery now so that he can be ready for next season.

Morant had played in just 9 games for Memphis after returning from a 25-game suspension to begin the season. He averaged 25.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game over those nine contests.

Memphis went 6-3 in Morant’s nine games and were a completely different team with him in the lineup. But Memphis is 13-23 overall on the season. Since they are 10 games under .500, they probably figure it’s more worthwhile for Morant to undergo surgery now so that he can be ready for a fresh start next season.

Injuries and suspensions will have made this a lost season for Morant and the Grizzlies.

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