On Monday, the Memphis Grizzlies announced that Ja Morant, the 24-year-old guard, will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder. The decision comes after Morant experienced a subluxation of his right shoulder during a training session on Saturday. An MRI subsequently revealed an underlying labral tear, prompting the team to make the announcement.
In a statement, the Grizzlies mentioned, “Morant will undergo season-ending surgery and is expected to make a full recovery ahead of the 2024-25 season.”
Following a suspension without pay from the NBA for the initial 25 games of the season due to his involvement in a live-streamed video where he displayed a firearm in a car, Morant made a strong comeback.
Upon his return, the Grizzlies achieved a four-game winning streak, and Morant earned the title of Western Conference Player of the Week in his first week back.
In the nine games he played this season, Morant showcased impressive performance statistics, averaging 25.1 points and 8.1 assists. Despite his contributions, Memphis currently holds a 13-23 record, placing them 13th in the Western Conference.