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Morant suffered a shoulder subluxation at practice Saturday. Image Credit: AFP

The Memphis Grizzlies said star guard Ja Morant will undergo surgery on his right shoulder and will miss the rest of the season.

Morant suffered a shoulder subluxation at practice Saturday, the Grizzlies said in a release. After Morant felt "ongoing soreness and instability" in the shoulder, an MRI revealed a labral tear.

Morant is "expected to make a full recovery ahead of the 2024-25 season," per the team.

It will go down as a lost season for the two-time All-Star, who played just nine games in 2023-24. He began the season by serving a 25-game suspension for a repeated instance of "conduct detrimental to the league." Morant had posed with a gun during a livestreamed video for the second time in a short span.

When Morant returned to game action Dec. 19, he made his season debut count.

He tallied 34 points, eight assists and six rebounds and made the game-winning shot for Memphis to beat New Orleans at the buzzer.

Morant sat out Sunday's game at the Phoenix Suns. The Grizzlies went 6-3 with Morant in the lineup this season and are 7-20 without him.

In five NBA seasons, the former No. 2 overall pick has career averages of 22.5 points, 7.4 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game.