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Newz Forum: BASKETBALL: Wrist surgery ends season for Kings' Jackson

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posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 09:09 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Kings guard Bobby Jackson is expected to miss the rest of the regular season after undergoing surgery Monday to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist.

Two pins were placed in Jackson's bone to stabilize the ligament, which was injured early in the season. He hasn't played since aggravating the injury last month during a game against Washington.

Jackson's wrist will be in a cast for eight weeks, followed by eight weeks of gradual rehabilitation, the team said in a statement. According to that schedule, Jackson wouldn't be able to return before April 23.

Jackson, the Kings' top reserve and the NBA's best sixth man in 2003, averaged 12.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 23 games this season -- but this is his third straight campaign with a major injury.

He missed 21 games with a broken left hand during the 2002-03 season, then missed 28 of the Kings' final 29 regular-season games and last season's playoffs with a strained abdominal muscle.



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