Title: Memphis Grizzlies’ Steven Adams to sit out entire season following knee surgery
Memphis Grizzlies’ center Steven Adams has been sidelined for the entire NBA season after undergoing knee surgery. The decision comes after non-operative rehabilitation failed to address a posterior cruciate ligament issue stemming from Adams’ knee injury. The Grizzlies organization remains optimistic about Adams’ recovery and anticipates his return in time for the 2024-25 season.
Adams, who joined the Grizzlies this season, had shown promise in the preseason, participating in two games and contributing nine points while grabbing 10 rebounds. However, the team now faces the challenge of playing without both Adams and key players, guard Ja Morant and power forward Brandon Clarke, who are already out due to injuries.
Initially, Adams’ absence was expected to last three to five weeks. Sadly, it turned out to be a season-ending setback, leaving the Grizzlies without his defensive presence and valuable experience in the lineup. Adams, 30 years old, had signed a two-year, $25.2 million extension with the team in 2021, tying him to the Grizzlies until the completion of the 2024-25 season.
The loss of Adams will undoubtedly impact the team’s performance, as his physicality and rebounding skills had been highly anticipated. Nevertheless, the Grizzlies must now regroup and rely on the collective effort of their remaining players to fill the void left by Adams’ absence.
Head coach Taylor Jenkins expressed his disappointment regarding the situation but also conveyed his faith in the resilience of the team, stating, “We have faced adversity before, and this time will be no different. We believe in our players and their ability to step up and overcome challenges.”
As the Grizzlies navigate through this adversity, they will undoubtedly miss Adams’ on-court contributions. However, the organization remains committed to supporting his rehabilitation and ensuring his complete recovery in preparation for the 2024-25 season.
Forever Sports Online will continue to monitor Adams’ progress and provide updates on his recovery and anticipated return to the court as the season progresses.
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