Updates from Monday, April 14
Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman has the latest on Reggie Jackson:
Reggie Jackson (neck) will play tonight at New Orleans. Westbrook, ICYMI, will not to rest.— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) April 14, 2014
Will the Oklahoma City Thunder ever have a full-strength team for the postseason? With just three days left in the regular season, Reggie Jackson went down with a neck injury in Sunday's matchup against the Indiana Pacers.
As Jackson was guarding C.J. Watson, he ran into a screen from Ian Mahinmi. His head appeared to have snapped to the right, causing the problem.
The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry reported that the 23-year-old guard wouldn't return to the game. He'll have X-rays to determine if there's a more serious injury:
Reggie Jackson was just taken to the locker room. He was holding the back of his neck as he walked toward the tunnel with the team trainer.— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) April 13, 2014
Reggie Jackson is having precautionary X-rays on his neck, according to a team official. He's out for the game.— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) April 13, 2014
The Thunder have not given any further word on his status at this time.
Jackson has really come into his own this year. He's playing twice as many minutes a night as he did in 2012-13 (28.7 vs. 14.2), and as a result, his scoring average has gone from 5.3 points last season to 13.2 points in 2013-14.