Adams (knee) will undergo cartilage transplant surgery on his right knee Wednesday, Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reports. Adams has dealt with recurring issues in his right knee, and he underwent surgery in January, ending his season after playing in only two games. This latest procedure will be the third in less than a calendar year, and he figures to miss extended time throughout the summer. The Grizzlies are yet to release a timetable, but it's possible Adams' absence could extend into fall training camp.
Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace said that Adams continues to rehab his surgically-repaired right knee and it still hasn't been determined if he'll play in the Summer League, Peter Fleischer of FOX 13 Memphis (WHBQ) reports. Updates on Adams' condition have been rather sparse since he underwent what ultimately proved to be season-ending arthroscopic surgery on the knee in early January. Adams played just two games in 2015-16 -- with none coming after Nov. 2 -- and has appeared in only 32 games total during his two NBA seasons. The 2014 first-round pick's injury issues look as if they could put his career at risk, and at the moment, it appears doubtful that he'll be able to recover in time to play in the Summer League. If that's the case, Adams could be at risk of losing his roster spot heading into the upcoming season.
The Grizzlies haven't given an update to Adams' (knee) injury status since March 25, although the guard continues to participate in individual workouts, Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal reports. It would be surprising for Adams to return this season, giving him only two appearances for the 2015-16 campaign while dealing with ongoing right knee soreness. He did undergo surgery to correct the issue back in early January, but the 21-year-old remains without a timeline for a return heading into the offseason.
Adams (knee) is expected to be reevaluated by the Grizzlies within the next few days. "I have been working hard throughout my rehab process to get back and join my teammates on the court as soon as possible," Adams said. "I am trying to ramp up my cardio workouts as of late and hoping to get back to practice soon." GM Chris Wallace echoed Adams' suggestion that he was progressing with his rehab, but a formal timetable for the second-year player's return has yet to be outlined. Since Adams hasn't played since early November and is still working his way back from arthroscopic surgery with less than a month remaining in the season, it seems unlikely that the 21-year-old will take the court before the playoffs commence.
Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace noted Wednesday that Adams (knee) was "progressing," but the swingman remains without a timetable for a return, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. While it's good to hear that Adams is showing improvement on some level, the sparseness of updates thus far in the his recovery process from arthroscopic right knee surgery in January doesn't offer much encouragement that he'll be back before the season ends in mid-April. If healthy, Adams would likely be in line for plenty of playing time with the Grizzlies dealing with a number of injuries at the moment, but unfortunately, staying on the court has been a major issue for the 21-year-old throughout his two seasons in the NBA.
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