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Viral video shows Ja Morant back in the lab after shoulder surgery

The Memphis Grizzlies were completely decimated by injuries in the 2023-24 season, as a record number of players played for the franchise due to said ailments.

The most notable player to suffer injury woes was, of course, superstar Ja Morant. Shortly after returning from a 25-game suspension, he suffered a subluxation in his shoulder during a practice session that kept him off the sidelines for less than a month before he had to undergo surgery in mid-January.

Now, five months after surgery, the point guard is slowly but surely on his way back to full strength and is preparing for what will hopefully be a successful season for him and the Grizzlies as a whole. Recent footage from a behind-the-scenes shoot with MBNO Training should make fans curious to see how far he has come in his recovery time.

What's most notable about this clip is that the two-time All-Star's shot appears to be fluid and smooth, which is exciting to see considering he sustained the injury to his right shoulder, his dominant side.

For the Grizzlies to bounce back from their abysmal 27-55 record last season, they need a fully healthy Morant to lead the point guard position, and based on this recent clip, he appears to be on track to enter the 2024-25 season with that status.

Morant only played in nine games last season, but still showed his immense talent and overall impact in his limited playing time. The 24-year-old played 35.3 minutes per night and posted excellent averages of 25.1 points, 8.1 assists and 5.6 rebounds on 47.1 percent shooting from the field and posted a +3.1 box plus-minus, the highest on the team.