Jaren Jackson Jr. Underwent Foot Surgery, Out 4-6 Months

Grizzlies big man Jaren Jackson Jr. underwent foot surgery on Wednesday and is expected to miss four-to-six months, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link).

Memphis confirmed the news (via Twitter), noting that Jackson had a stress fracture in his right foot and is expected to make a full recovery, with further updates provided when appropriate.

The optimistic end of Jackson’s estimated recovery timeline would have him returning shortly after next season begins, but the more cautious route would have him potentially missing the first few months.

Jackson, still just 22, led the league in blocks per game (2.3) last season, earning a berth on the All-Defensive First Team for his efforts. Importantly, he also cut his foul rate, which had been an issue earlier in his career.

Jackson appeared in a career-high 78 games (27.3 MPG) for the Grizzlies, averaging 16.3 PPG and 5.8 RPG on .415/.319/.823 shooting.

He’s set to earn $28.95MM in 2022/23 after coming to terms on a four-year, $104.7MM rookie scale extension prior to last season.

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