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Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson Jr. undergoes foot surgery, sidelined 4-6 months

Memphis' big man underwent a successful procedure due to a stress fracture in his right foot.

Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, the team announced on Thursday. He will miss approximately four-to-six months.

Jackson had the procedure Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery.

The fourth overall pick in the 2018 draft is coming off his best season yet, playing a career-high 78 games after being limited to 11 games in his third NBA season. Jackson signed a multi-year extension on Oct. 18, 2021.

Jackson was voted to the NBA’s All-Defensive first team after leading the league in total blocks with a franchise-record 177 blocks. He ranked fourth on the Grizzlies with 16.3 points a game in the regular season and 15.4 points in the playoffs, helping Memphis reach the Western Conference semifinals for the first time since 2015.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.