Injury Updates: Jackson, Oladipo, Irving, Bogdanovic, Russell

Pistons guard Reggie Jackson is showing progress on his stress reaction in his lower back but he’ll be out at least a few more weeks, according to a team press release. Jackson’s rehabilitation process will continue for another two weeks and he’ll be re-evaluated at the end of that period, the release adds. Jackson, the team’s starting point guard, hasn’t played since the first two games of the season. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent in the summer.

We have more injury updates:

  • Pacers star guard Victor Oladipo has practiced three times in five days with their G League affiliate in Fort Wayne, but there’s no still word on when he might return to action, Akeem Glaspie of the Indianapolis Star reports. “Just trying to get the feel back,” he said. “Coming out here just playing, taking it easy. Not trying to do anything spectacular. When injuries come around you try to rush things. When you rush your body, that’s when things kinda go south. Just gotta be smart about it.”
  • Nets guard Kyrie Irving missed his 10th straight game Wednesday with a shoulder impingement and he’s likely to be out a few more weeks, sources told Brian Lewis of the New York Post. Irving has already been ruled out for Brooklyn’s game on Friday. The max player hasn’t spoken to the press since November 14th, further adding to the mystery of Irving’s ailment.
  • Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic has a right knee contusion to go along with left hamstring tightness and will miss at least one game on the team’s upcoming road trip, Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee relays.
  • Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell returned to the lineup Wednesday after missing nine games with a sprained right thumb, according to an ESPN report. Russell scored 18 points in 25 minutes in the 106-91 loss to the Hornets.
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7 thoughts on “Injury Updates: Jackson, Oladipo, Irving, Bogdanovic, Russell

  1. harden-westbrook-mvps

    The Warriors get D’Angelo Russell back and still lose to the Hornets by 15? I still can’t believe that people thought Golden State was a serious contender before Curry got hurt. Even with a healthy Steph they were barely even a contender to make the playoffs.

    • Rockets couldn’t beat GSW with Durant out in the playoffs. Both Russell and Green are on restricted minutes right now because of injuries. looney is on restricted minutes. GSW are still without 4 players. Playing 2 G league players. Next year when the team is healthy it will be fun watching them destroy your rockets.

    • Major Factuh

      It was a very small sample of what Steph and DLo could’ve done together. So it’s hard to say they would’ve been on the outside looking in later in the season. It could just as easily be said that once they built some chemistry, kept things afloat, and if Klay came back later on, this team could’ve been in the mix.

      I’m not a GSW fan, but kicking them while they’re down is kind of silly. I don’t doubt that next year they will be a force. Don’t forget they rose without KD in the first place; it could easily happen again with the way they’re setting the table.

      • HWM is just a GSW hater. There is no way they make the playoffs this year. Put a top 3 draft pick on the team next year with a full healthy team and GSW will be one of the teams to beat. The haters just need to enjoy beating a very bad team with g leaguers and back ups this year because they will be paid back next year.

  2. Buckman

    According to a site on the web, impingements usually take months to resolve. Yikes! Tough break for the Nets paying two superstars to do nothing. Hope next year is worth it.

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