Grizzlies Green undergoes surgery for busted jaw
LOS ANGELES, USA – Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green underwent surgery to repair a broken jaw and could be out of the lineup for a month, the NBA club announced on Saturday, October 21.
The 28-year-old American suffered the injury after taking an elbow to the face in Friday's 131-117 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
"Green suffered a broken jaw during the third quarter of yesterday's game against the Hawks," a spokesman for the team said.
In 14 minutes of playing time in the season home opener, Green scored 6 points. In two games, he is averaging 8.1 points and 6.1 rebounds.
The loss of Green opens the door for Memphis to get rookie Jaren Jackson into the starting lineup.
The No. 4 overall pick in June's NBA Draft had 24 points and 7 rebounds in the Grizzlies' victory over Atlanta.
Green averaged 10.3 points and 8.4 rebounds in 55 games for the Grizzlies last season. – Rappler.com