NBA Injury Report: Chandler Parsons will have to undergo a season ending knee surgeryBy / 2017.03.17
Memphis Grizzlies will have to lose Chandler Parsons for the remaining of the regular season. The wing player suffered a torn meniscus and have to undergo a season ending surgery.
Parsons suffered a partial tear in the menicus of his left knee and according to Grizzlies, as reported by ESPN, he is likely to undergo a surgery that will end his season short. Sources from the team said that he will be evaluated further and final decision regarding a surgery will be taken later this week.
Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace was sorry for his condition He said in his statement, "To suffer a setback like this after working so diligently to rebound from the injury to his right knee is obviously tough."
For the last two seasons, Parsons had to cut the seasons short due to the injury in his right knee. He had to end his first season with Dallas Mavericks in April 2015 for the knee injury. In the 2015-16 season, the 28-year-old player must rest for the rest of the season after having another surgery in his right knee in March 2016.
He became free-agent after the 2015-16 season and signing a four-year maximum contract with Memphis Grizzlies for $94 million. However, according to
Washington Post, Parsons has been a non factor for the team. He only played 34 games this season and after the torn meniscus which as announced this Monday, he has to end the season short for three consecutive times.
This season, the 6'10" small forward only averages 6.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. A very much lower than his career average of 13.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. His field goals percentage also declined significantly to 33.8 percent from his 46.6 percent career average.
As the season near the end, Memphis Grizzlies will play without Parsons for the last 13 games this season. When he is healthy, PArsons is a very good scorer as he exhibited in the game against Brooklyn Nets on March 6 by contributing 12 points, even the Grizzlies suffered a 109-122 loss. Watch the highlight of his performance below: