Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. has been ruled out of the remaining season of the NBA after sustaining a meniscus tear on his knee. The 20-year-old Jackson exited from the match after dealing with the sustaining a sprain on his left knee.
This also comes as a massive blow to the Grizzlies especially after losing three back to back matches at the Walt Disney World Resort. The rookie has been one of the mains of the side this season and his absence could hamper their chances of making into the playoffs.
The Grizzlies announced that Jackson had suffered a sprain on his left ankle after a collision with one of the players. The collision happened during the side’s loss against New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. The Grizzlies released a statement stating “experienced an unstable landing after making contact with an opposing player while contesting a shot.”
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Jackson has so far been amazing for the side since the season resumption, especially in the last three matches he has averaged 25.3 points per game. He is also one of the contenders for Rookie of the year along with his teammate Ja Morant and also powered his side to reach the eighth seed of the Western Conference table.
Memphis Grizzlies will next face Utah Jazz in their next NBA fixture at HP Field House on Thursday.