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Rudy Gay To Have Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies said forward Rudy Gay needs surgery on his injured left shoulder and will miss the rest of the season.

The Grizzlies said Tuesday that the team's physician Fred Azar and well-known sports doctor James Andrews have recommended surgery for Gay's partially dislocated shoulder.

Gay has missed the past 14 games since suffering the injury on Feb. 15 against Philadelphia. The team has gone 8-6 in that span, but it is still in contention for a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The 6-foot-8, 24-year-old forward signed a big contract this past offseason. He averaged 19.8 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game this season.

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