Former Duke guard and NBA Draft prospect Frank Jackson went under the knife today.
Duke guard Frank Jackson had right foot surgery on Wednesday, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Jackson is expected to be fully recovered sometime in the summer, and reportedly could play in the NBA summer league in July if all goes well.
From The Vertical:
Dr. Erik Nilssen performed the surgery at the Nilssen Orthopedic Ankle and Foot Center in Pensacola, Fla., on Wednesday
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“Frank decided to have the surgery now so that he could be healthy in advance of the NBA training camps,” Dr. Nilssen told The Vertical. “He will be able to resume full workouts in late July. His surgery went very well and I expect him to have a great NBA career.”
In short, while this injury could lower Jackson's draft stock, it likely will have little impact on his long-term health and NBA career.
As a freshman at Duke, Jackson averaged 10.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. He connected on 39.5 percent of his three-pointers (51-for-129).
Many assumed Jackson would return to school for his sophomore season, but a strong performance at the NBA Draft Combine sealed up him staying in the draft.
The latest Draft Express mock has Jackson going to the Philadelphia 76ers with the No. 39 pick. Joel Brigham of Basketball Insiders has Jackson going to the Utah Jazz in the first round, as the 30th-overall pick.