Anderson underwent surgery Thursday to address his sore right shoulder and is expected to make a full recovery by the start of training camp. Anderson was sidelined for 37 of the team's final 39 games with the lingering injury, but the procedure should resolved the issue heading into 2019-20. The small forward will likely spend the summer rehabbing before being back to 100 percent by the time preseason play gets underway.
Anderson will undergo thoracic outlet decompression surgery on his right shoulder next week, Chris Herrington of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Anderson missed 37 of the last 39 games of the season dealing with what the team labeled as right shoulder soreness. The Grizzlies haven't outlined a specific timeline for Anderson's return, though it's expected he'll be ready to go for the start of training camp. Assuming surgery resolves his shoulder problems, Anderson should step back into a starting role on the wing for Memphis in 2019-20.
Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Friday that the team is working under the assumption that Anderson (shoulder) will not play again this season, Omari Sankofa II of The Athletic reports. Anderson has not played since January due to a lingering shoulder injury, and while it would have been a huge surprise if he ever played again, Bickerstaff's remarks confirm this. It was a tough season for Anderson, who played in just 43 games in his first year with the Grizzlies, but at 25 years old, the swingman will likely remain a key part of the team's young nucleus.
Anderson (shoulder) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors. Anderson had been scheduled to have his right shoulder re-evaluated last week, but the Grizzlies haven't provided any indication that he's made enough progress to realistically return to game action this season. With Memphis out of the playoff picture, the team has every incentive to continue withholding Anderson from the lineup and allow him to get back to full health ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
Anderson (shoulder) is slated for an anesthetic injection in his right shoulder to help with the soreness he's been experiencing. He'll be re-evaluated in two weeks. Anderson will miss his fourth straight contest Tuesday, and with his shoulder failing to heal on its own, the Grizzlies are hopeful a shot could be the answer to his problems. Memphis will re-evaluate him in approximately two weeks to determine the next step in his recovery process.
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