The big man of the Memphis Grizzlies, Jaren Jackson Jr., will remain out of action for the next four to six months. Jackson Jr. underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot and will make a full recovery.
This is what Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports, while the team’s official announcement is now expected. Based on the timetable, the young forward/center will miss the start of the NBA season, but he is expected to return before the end of the year.
Jaren Jackson Jr. was one of the best Grizzlies’ players last season, averaging 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
For its part, Memphis aims to return to title contention next season and they are expected to be among the favorites in the West.
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