The Memphis Grizzlies made the announcement on Monday that All-Star guard Ja Morant will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2023–24 NBA season due to shoulder surgery that caused him to miss the entire season. An MRI completed on Monday indicated that the 24-year-old player had suffered a subluxation while participating in practice on Saturday. The team stated that the injury was sustained.
According to the MRI, Morant has a labral tear in his right shoulder. The star player for the Grizzlies is scheduled to have surgery that will end the season, and it is anticipated that he will make a full recovery for the 2024–25 season.
Due to the fact that the NBA suspended him at the beginning of the season, the young star of the NBA has had a difficult basketball season. After Morant was seen on film carrying a gun for the second time in the span of two months, the National Basketball Association put him on a 25-game suspension.
During his suspension, the Grizzlies had a difficult time without their point guard in the lineup, and they ended up with a record of 7-20. In their game against the New Orleans Pelicans on December 19, he entered the lineup for the first time since his return. Morant had an immediate impact by not only scoring 34 points but also making the game-winning shot.
During the course of this season, he participated in nine games and earned an average of 25.1 points, 8.1 assists, and 5.6 rebounds. In that era, the squad had a record of 6-3. While playing for Murry State, Memphis selected Morant with the second overall choice in the 2019 NBA draft. Since then, he has developed into a star player for the Jazz franchise.
In the span of five seasons, he amassed a number of accolades, including Rookie of the Year, selection to two All-Star games, inclusion on an All-NBA team, and Most Improved Player in 2021. The Grizzlies now hold the thirteenth spot in the Western Conference with a record of 13-23.