Grizzlies' Chandler Parsons to undergo season-ending knee surgery

As the Grizzlies feared, Chandler Parsons will require season-ending knee surgery for the third straight year.

Chandler Parsons' lost season is finallyover.

The Grizzlies announced Sunday that Parsonswill undergo surgery Monday to repair apartial tear of the medial meniscus in his left knee.

It marks the third straight season the 28-year-old forwardhas had season-ending knee surgery. His previous two seasons with the Mavericks ended with surgery on his right knee.

There were big expectations for Parsons this year after he signed afour-year, $94 million contract with Memphis. But he missed more than a monthwith a bruised left knee, and played with a limit on his minutes per game. He averaged career lows in points (6.2) and rebounds (2.5) per game and Grizzlies fans had begun booing him at home.

But earlier this week, Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said he knows Parsons will work hard to return to his previous form.

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“To suffer asetback like this after working so diligently to rebound from the injury to his right knee is obviously tough,” Wallace said in a statement. “That said, we know he will continue to work tirelessly to return to the court with his teammates and contribute."


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