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.
11 thoughts on “Jaren Jackson Jr. Underwent Foot Surgery, Out 4-6 Months”
Confucius say: Beware the big man with foot problems.
Is he ever healthy
I don’t have time to read this! Not now!!! Don’t you know that more important things are (about to be) happening???
Pretty much this is an important thing. You mean the articles simply anoouncing a confirmation of previous news.
take the 6 months because a foot take a long time to heal
Why are all the big men getting hurt. I believe it’s because they have to play fast ball and guard from the perimeter. The nba should return some of the old tile to help the big man game
Because the human body was never designed to be that size. Oversized humans have almost always had foot problems because the human foot is overly stressed by the added weight. It’s the main reason Yao Ming had to retire early. It’s why Greg Oden is viewed as an all time bust instead of a Hall of Famer. It’s why Sam Bowie is never remembered for his All Rookie year and instead remembered (incorrectly) as a bust.
That’s ok. The Grizz have “strength in numbers.”
Klay put a hit on him.
continue to whisper? really? come off it. I’m tired of hearing about people whispering. I’m tired of hearing about QB whisperers….and all the other times someone is called a whisperer. I hate that Horse Whisperer movie and I never even saw it. can’t you guys come up with something original or at least accurate? these dudes are not whispering in each others ears.