Grizzlies’ Desmond Bane undergoes procedure on toe

Memphis Grizzlies wing Desmond Bane underwent a procedure today to address a fracture of the medial sesamoid bone in his right big toe.

Bane initially sustained the injury during the Grizzlies’ game on Nov. 11 against the Minnesota Timberwolves and missed the following 17 games, returning to competition on Dec. 23.

The team says that Bane is expected to make a full recovery, in advance of the 2023-24 season.

Via the Memphis Commercial Appeal:

The Grizzlies can sign Bane to a rookie scale contract extension this offseason, and all signs point towards that happening.

“Des is a cornerstone, very significant piece of this group,” Grizzlies general manager and president of basketball operations Zach Kleiman said during exit interviews in April. “I think he has an opportunity to really establish himself as a key leader within this group.”

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