Sixers' Pierre Jackson injures Achilles on first day of summer league
Philadelphia point guard Pierre Jackson suffered what looked to be a serious injury on Saturday.
Official: Pierre Jackson has an injured right achilles— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) July 5, 2014
This is awful news. The initial diagnosis, per the team is a "ruptured" achilles, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. He will be evaluated.
Jackson, a second-round pick in the 2013 draft, spent most of last season putting up huge numbers in the D-League, where he averaged 29 points per game for the Idaho Stampede. A player like that would have ordinarily been called up by an NBA team, but only the New Orleans Pelicans had the ability to do that and they elected not to. His rights were traded from the Pelicans to Philadelphia in exchange for Russ Smith during last Thursday's draft. It looked like he was finally going to get his shot in the NBA, but sadly this looks like that will be on hold for a while.
Thank you to everyone reaching out its highly appreciated..... Pray for me.— Pierre Jackson (@Pappyjackk) July 5, 2014
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