Archive for Saturday, October 18, 2008

Darnell Jackson out indefinitely with fractured wrist

October 18, 2008


— Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Darnell Jackson is out indefinitely with a fractured left wrist.

Jackson, a former Kansas University power forward who played in Cleveland's first four exhibition games, first told the team on Tuesday the wrist was bothering him.

He played 11 minutes in Thursday night's game against San Antonio, and an examination on Friday revealed the fracture. Jackson said the wrist will be in a cast for about 10 days.

"I really don't know (how the injury occurred)," Jackson said. "Every time I taped it up, it felt fine. I can take a lot of pain. I finally asked them if they could check it out."

Jackson, who helped Kansas to the national championship last season, was selected in the second round by Miami. The Cavaliers acquired him for a 2009 second-round pick.

The 6-foot-8, 250-pound Jackson was averaging 3.5 points in the exhibition season. He was 7-of-11 from the field and had nine rebounds.

"He's had a good camp," Cleveland coach Mike Brown said. "Now, he has to figure out the other side of it, to stay in shape and keep learning."

Jackson, 23, averaged 11.2 points and 6.7 rebounds in 35 games for Kansas last season.


bkreed1960 9 years, 7 months ago

I wish Darnell a quick recovery as well. I have been getting that ad blocking practically every article I've tried to read today.

JHawker 9 years, 7 months ago

Get Well Soon Darnell!!!! Speedy Recovery! LJWorld - Please fix the advertisement that is Blocking the Article! I would like to read these articles and am missing out on vital portions due to the advertisement directly to the left of it. Thank you.

compmd 9 years, 7 months ago

"then download Adblock addin."That's not fixing the problem, that's making it so you can't see it...the real problem is that the ad is inappropriately placed. I use adblock, but I support local businesses and am actually interested in local advertisements. That having been said, the LJW needs to fix the ad.

chapdaddy 9 years, 7 months ago

Darnell was the man. A great example 4 our youth. Hang in there D-Block!!

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