Memphis Grizzlies’ Center, Steven Adams, is set to miss the entire 2022-2023 season as he undergoes surgery to address ongoing knee instability. Adams had been battling with the injury since January and despite attempts at non-operative rehabilitation, the issue persists.
The Grizzlies had hoped the non-surgical approach would resolve the problem, but unfortunately, it proved unsuccessful. As a result, Adams will require surgery on his right knee, which will keep him out of action for the entire season.
The team remains optimistic about Adams’ future, expecting him to make a full recovery in time for the 2024-2025 season. The New Zealand native had already showcased his skills in two preseason games, scoring nine points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Adams’ absence adds to the challenges faced by the Grizzlies, who are already missing guard Ja Morant due to a 25-game suspension, and power forward Brandon Clarke, who is recovering from an Achilles tendon injury. These setbacks will undoubtedly test the team’s depth and resilience.
Initially, Adams’ prognosis was three to five weeks, but the severity of the injury necessitated a longer recovery period. This news comes as a blow to the Grizzlies, as the presence of Adams on the court is invaluable with his size, strength, and defensive prowess.
Adams signed a lucrative two-year extension with the Grizzlies worth $25.2 million last year, underscoring his importance to the team’s future plans. The organization hopes that this investment will ultimately pay off once Adams returns to full strength and resumes his significant contributions on the court.
Despite the setbacks, the Grizzlies remain determined to navigate these challenges and compete at a high level. The team’s resilience will be put to the test as they adapt to the absence of key players, including Steven Adams, during the 2022-2023 season.
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