Grizzlies star Ja Morant breaks silence on brutal season-ending injury

Jan 5, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) reacts in the
Jan 5, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) reacts in the / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Though initially suggested as being more of a day-to-day matter, Monday night the Memphis Grizzlies announced that superstar Ja Morant would be shut down for the rest of the 2023-24 campaign due to a right shoulder injury.

Per Memphis' PR team, the point guard "suffered a subluxation of his right shoulder" during a training session this past weekend, which later was confirmed to be an "underlying labral tear" that will require surgery.

Since the news broke, fans, players, and pundits have all voiced their sadness to see one of the game's brightest stars be relegated to the sidelines due to injury after having just made his way back to the lineup following a 25-game suspension to start the campaign.

During this initial reactionary period, even Morant himself made comments on social media that likely were in response to the report, breaking his silence on X (formerly Twitter) by posting a blue heart emoji.

Grizzlies star Ja Morant issues social media posts following injury news

Just a coupled of hours later, the 24-year-old issued a two-word message that seemingly resonates with all of Grind City faithful reacting to this unfortunate injury news.

Finally, to cap off his relatively active night on X, the Grizzlies star posted a rather somber message in response to Grizz Twitter's own Anthony Sain.

As mentioned, Morant only just recently managed to make his way back to the hardwood following an early-season suspension due to conduct detrimental to the league.

He took part in his first game on December 19 in a road tilt against the New Orleans Pelicans, which saw him drop 34 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block, and finished with him cashing in on an incredible buzzer-beating floater to pull out a win for the Grizzlies.

The two-time All-Star finishes off his season after playing just nine total games and posting averages of 25.1 points, 8.1 assists, and 5.6 rebounds on 47.1 percent shooting from the floor.