Grizzlies star Ja Morant ruled out for the SEASON after suffering shoulder injury in practice… Memphis guard to have surgery just WEEKS after returning from 25-game suspension

Ja Morant has been ruled out for the remainder of the NBA season after suffering a shoulder injury during practice.

The Memphis Grizzlies reported Monday night that Morant has a ‘underlying labral rupture’ after examinations.

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant is out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury
‘Morant will have season-ending surgery and is expected to fully recover before the 2024-25 season,’ the team announced in a statement.

Morant recently returned from a 25-game sentence for flashing a handgun.

The 24-year-old has been sanctioned twice after being caught on camera with a gun. He was punished for eight games last season for a social media footage in a strip club, and again this season for an Instagram Live video while in a car.
Morant’s impact on his club became clear during his suspension, when the Grizzlies began the season with a 3-10 record.

Morant came back from a 25-game suspension and led the struggling Grizzlies to six victories
Upon his comeback, Morant guided Memphis to four consecutive wins. The Grizzlies went 6-3 with Morant, including victories over the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Grizzlies’ 127-113 victory over the Lakers on January 5 was Morant’s penultimate game before suffering the season-ending injury.

Morant averaged 25.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 8.1 assists per game, shooting 47.1% from the floor.

The Grizzlies, who took the Lakers to six games in the first round of last year’s playoffs, are currently 13-23 and ranked 13th in the Western Conference.