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.
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.