Pelicans’ Frank Jackson Won’t Play This Season

MARCH 19th, 8:38pm: Jackson underwent follow-up surgery to remove residual scar tissue from earlier right foot operations, according to an Associated Press report. He also received an injection in his foot, the AP adds.

MARCH 17th, 4:46pm: The Pelicans have given up on rookie point guard Frank Jackson seeing any playing time before the end of the season, tweets Scott Kushner of The Advocate.

Coach Alvin Gentry confirmed to reporters today that Jackson has been ruled out for the rest of the year. The second-round pick out of Duke has been recovering from surgery on his right foot after fracturing it in late August. He had surgery for a stress reaction in the same foot in May and couldn’t play during summer league.

Jackson was originally projected to miss three or four months, but his recovery time kept being extended. Gentry added that there have been no setbacks involving Jackson’s rehab.

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6 thoughts on “Pelicans’ Frank Jackson Won’t Play This Season

    • deal1122

      Not to say that they can’t have great careers, but obviously first rounders usually have more success

    • hiflew

      It’s not like he was the 55th pick. He was the first pick of the second round. Literally one name away from being a first rounder. That is a pick you don’t need to flub up on. Especially for a smaller market like the Pelicans that need to hit their picks.

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