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Jaren Jackson Jr.’s inspiring message after knee injury cuts season short

Jaren Jackson Jr., Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies big man Jaren Jackson Jr. has a torn meniscus in his knee and will miss the rest of the season down in Orlando, Florida.

While the news is definitely a downer, Jackson is keeping an optimistic outlook as he sends an inspiring message to Grizzlies fans.

Jackson definitely has All-Star potential and is the second cornerstone player of the Grizzlies franchise behind point guard Ja Morant. With Ja and JJJ leading the organization for (hopefully) the next decade or so, Memphis has an incredibly bright future even if the team doesn’t make the 2020 playoffs.

The Grizzlies are 0-3 so far at Disney World, losing to the Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans. Now, with Jackson’s absence, it’s going to be nearly impossible for Memphis to make the postseason unless Morant can pull off something legendary or someone from Memphis steps up alongside Ja.

Jackson will finish the 2019-20 season with averages of 17.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 57 games. He’s only 20 years old, so a meniscus injury at this age shouldn’t be too difficult to overcome.

Whenever the 2020-21 season starts, look for Jaren Jackson Jr. to be extra motivated and come out firing on all cylinders since his 2019-20 campaign was filled with injuries.