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Marc Gasol is Out for The Season


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In an announcement that has surprised no one, the Memphis Grizzlies said that Marc Gasol will be out for the remainder of the season with a broken bone in his right foot.

Per the Grizzlies website-

Marc Gasol underwent successful surgery on Saturday, Feb. 20 to repair a non-displaced Type II fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot. Although Marc will not return to the court this season, he is expected to make a full recovery. The surgery was performed by foot and ankle specialists Dr. Robert Anderson of OrthoCarolina and Dr. Drew Murphy of Campbell Clinic.

"Marc remains a cornerstone of our franchise and we are pleased to hear that the surgery went according to plan," Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace said. "Marc’s determination and competitive spirit will serve him, his family and the team well as he begins the healing and rehab process from which we expect him to make a full recovery. We are confident we will have Marc back anchoring our team next season and beyond."

While this is not a surprise, it does give a sense of finality to this situation and for the Grizzlies going forward this season.

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The Grizzlies are currently 2-1 without Gasol in the lineup, and stand at 32-23, with a five game up in the playoff race.