It has been a rough go for Chandler Parsons as of late, which explains his struggles. The Memphis Grizzlies announced on Monday that the small forward will miss the rest of the 2016-17 NBA season, as he will have surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his left knee.

It will be Parsons' third knee surgery in the past three seasons. His last two surgeries were to his right knee. This season, Parsons has been averaging only six points per game on 34 percent shooting in 20 minutes.

Parsons has had a history of injuries in just the past two years. Dating back to April 2015, the injury history is pretty crazy for him.
April 2015: Parsons plays Game 1 of the Mavericks-Rockets first-round series but is ruled out for the rest of it.

May 2015: Parsons undergoes a “minor hybrid microfracture surgery” to his right knee that Dallas is coy about until the surgery is finally reported in August.

November 2015: Parsons makes his debut after missing the first few games of the year, but he’s on a strict minutes restriction.

January 2016: By the middle of the month, Parsons is finally off his restriction and playing the best basketball of his career.

March 21, 2016: The Mavericks announce Parsons has torn his meniscus in his right knee and will miss the rest of the regular season.

March 30, 2016: Mark Cuban says that Parsons could return in the playoffs if the Mavericks advance past the first round.

July 2016: The Memphis Grizzlies sign Parsons to a four-year, $95 million contract after Dallas showed zero interest in bringing him back.

November 2016: Parsons plays six games from Nov. 6-18 before being shut down for another month with right knee soreness.

December 2016: Parsons returns on Dec. 21, but he struggles with ineffectiveness and continued minutes restrictions.

March 2017: The Grizzlies announce Parsons has torn his meniscus in his left knee, different than the initial right knee problems.
Parsons signed a six-year, $95 million deal with the Grizzlies after leaving the Mavs. It has been a struggle for him the past few years, because he's obviously shown he has talent.

"To suffer a setback like this after working so diligently to rebound from the injury to his right knee is obviously tough. That said, we know he will continue to work tirelessly to return to the court with his teammates and contribute,” Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said in the team’s statement. “Chandler has the full support of myself, Coach Fizz and the entire team and we are all focused on getting him healthy.”

Best of luck to Parsons on his recovery, and hopefully the 2017-18 season will be his bounce back year. 


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