A's Jackson faces season-ending surgery
Posted on: August 20, 2010 10:48 pm
Edited on: August 20, 2010 11:27 pm
The Athletics haven't exactly gotten much return on their June 15 trade with the Diamondbacks, in which they sent reliever Sam Demel to Arizona in exchange for outfielder Conor Jackson. Jackson has had just 69 plate appearances with Oakland as he has battled what was believed to be a hamstring strain.
After aggravating the injury Thursday, the A's are now saying he has a sports hernia, and surgery is a likely option.
"It's definitely a mental blow," Jackson told MLB.com. "It's borderline embarrassing, just because I come over to a new organization and I've only played  games. I know that they had high regards for me coming over here and I felt like health has ridden my performance."
Jackson has seen several doctors and will see a sports hernia specialist before deciding how to proceed. Recovery time for the operation is four to six weeks, so the A's would just shut him down for the season rather than try to rush him back for the final few games.
With Jackson on the disabled list, Jeff Larish was called up to take his roster spot.
-- David Andriesen
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