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A's Jackson likely done for the season

Posted on: August 22, 2010 9:59 pm
Conor Jackson A's outfielder Conor Jackson is likely done for the season, he texted the San Francisco Chronicle 's Susan Slusser .

Jackson was put on the disabled list on Friday with what the team called a "lower abdominal strain." Sunday, he told Slusser a doctor told him he's "99 percent sure" that he has a sports hernia.

Jackson was in South Carolina and was able to get vacationing  Dr. William Meyers to check him out. Meyers is a specialist in sports hernias and treated former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, whose sports hernia a couple of years ago brought the sports world's attention to the the injury.

If Jackson does have a sports hernia, he will require season-ending surgery. The good news is Jackson believes the sports hernia is the underlying cause of other problems he's had this season. Jackson hit .236/.326/..331 combined with the A's and Diamondbacks this season, with two home runs and 16 RBI in just 60 games. He managed to play in just 18 games for Oakland after going to the American League on June 15.

Jackson is arbitration eligible for 2011 after signing a $3.1 million deal this past offseason.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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A's Jackson likely done for the season

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Posted on: August 23, 2010 10:32 am

A's Jackson likely done for the season

So a corner outfielder with little to no power who also tends to get hurt. Do the A's lead the league in these types of players? If the A's continure to put marginal talents like Conor Jackson and Ryan Sweeney in the corner outfield spots it's hard to see how they'll compete in the A.L. West.

Add in the fact that first baseman Daric Barton has twice as many errors as home runs and third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff only has 10 home runs to go along with an awful .289 OBP and it's not hard to see the A's need to add some hitters in the off-season.

At the end of the day the A's didn't give up much to bring Conor Jackson over from the Arizona Diamondbacks so it's not a disaster by any means but in the 18 games Jackson played I sure didn't see anything to make me think he's anything the A's should rely on going into 2011.

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