Grizzlies Star Undergoes Foot Surgery, Out 4-6 Months

Memphis Grizzlies star Jaren Jackson Jr. underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot on Wednesday and will reportedly be out for 4 to 6 months, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

This is brutal news for the Grizzlies. The front end of the timeline puts him out until the end of October, while the back end slates him for a return sometime near the end of 2022.

Jackson had a terrific season with the Grizzlies, helping lead them to the no. 2 seed in the Western Conference. 

He stayed healthy for much of the season, playing 78 games with averages of 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.3 steals. His strong campaign, especially on the defensive end, earned him a top-5 finish in Defensive Player of the Year voting.

Jackson had health issues prior to the 2021-22 campaign. He previously missed a ton of time due to a torn meniscus.

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