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Grizzlies’ Ja Morant out for the season with shoulder injury following suspension return

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant will miss the rest of the season with a serious shoulder injury, the team announced on Monday.

The Grizzlies said Morant suffered a “subluxation of his right shoulder” at a training session on Saturday. After experiencing ongoing soreness, the team said he had an MRI and it revealed he was dealing with an “underlying labral tear.”

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The star point guard will have season-ending surgery and is expected to make a full recovery ahead of the 2024-25 season.

Morant returned to the floor after a 25-game suspension for his social media antics with guns. He scored 34 points, including the game-winning in his first game back against the New Orleans Pelicans.

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In nine games, he was averaging 25.1 points, 8.1 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game.

His suspension came as a result of multiple gun incidents, coming to a head with a second incident when he was caught on social media video holding the weapon. The first game earlier in the year, when he appeared to hold a gun in a Denver strip club, he missed eight games over that incident. He was never charged.

Aside from the gun videos, Morant is in a legal battle stemming from a fight he got into at his house with a then-17-year-old. Four days earlier, Morant had allegedly “threatened” the head of security at a Memphis mall, and a member of Morant’s group shoved him in the head. 

Fox News’ Ryan Morik contributed to this report.

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