Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay suffered a less-than-common injury five weeks ago.

However, the surgery to repair his partially dislocated left shoulder should be routine.

"No surgery is 100 percent but he has a very good chance. We expect him to make a full recovery," said Grizzlies physician Fred Azar, who is the lead orthopedic surgeon at Campbell Clinic. "As a track record, this surgery is a successful surgery. The odds are he'll do very well."

Gay suffered the injury Feb. 15 as he was fouled while attempting a shot. His shoulder slipped out of his back and popped back into place, which is rare.

About 90 percent of the time, the shoulder slips out of the front socket and that scenario presents the best prognosis.

Gay suffered a capsule tear that lines the joint. That means arthroscopic surgery is required to repair damaged tissues that occurred at the time of injury.