Jarrett Jack Injury: Updates on Nets Guard's Knee and Return

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist

Dec 6, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack (2)  during the second half at Barclays Center. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Brooklyn Nets 114-98. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
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Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack left Saturday's game against the Boston Celtics with a knee injury that was determined to be a torn ACL. It required surgery and will end his season.

Continue for updates.

Jack Undergoes Surgery

Wednesday, Jan. 13

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports reported Jack is expected to be ready for next season after undergoing ACL reconstruction surgery.

Jack's Testing Reveals Multiple Injuries

Sunday, Jan. 3

The Nets, per John Schuhmann of NBA.com, announced Jack tore his ACL.

Devin Kharpertian of the Brooklyn Game reported Jack also has a "torn medial meniscus," adding the guard will undergo surgery at a later date.

Jack Comments on Instagram

Saturday, Jan. 2

Jack Suffered Non-Contact Injury

Saturday, Jan. 2

Jack suffered the injury while running a fast break against the Celtics.  

After the game, he was "in good spirits" and walking around the locker room without the help of crutches, per Andy Vasquez of the Record. HoweverVasquez reported Jack was on crutches when he exited the locker room.

Jack's Injury Creates Void At Point Guard for Nets

The veteran guard's season has already been hampered by a hamstring injury, which kept him out of the lineup for the season opener. He's averaged 13.2 points and 7.3 assists since his return, taking over as the Nets starting point guard after the departure of Deron Williams.

It's a bit strange to see Jack having so many injury issues given his relatively clean career sheet. He has missed more than three games in a season only once in his decade-long NBA career; each of the last two seasons have seen him play 80 games.

The Nets will turn to Shane Larkin and Donald Sloan to split point guard duties with Jack out.

Larkin, a 2013 first-round pick, is on his third team in as many NBA seasons. He's averaging 6.8 points and 3.7 assists per game this season.

Sloan's on his fifth team since joining the Association in 2011-12 and is averaging 3.3 points and 3.1 assists per game.

While Jack's a bit of a journeyman himself, the production of Larkin and Sloan pales in comparison. 


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