Josh Jackson is day-to-day after MRI on his injured knee comes back negative
With only a 19-48 record to show, and out of contention for a playoff spot, the Phoenix Suns are expected to give more run to their young guns in order to gain additional experience under their belts. That includes their promising rookie, Josh Jackson, but they may now be forced to change their plans for him.
The 21-year-old Kansas product was forced to exit their game early on Thursday against the Oklahoma City Thunder as he suffered a knee injury. Jackson was only able to see 13 minutes of action, and he underwent an MRI immediately to check on the injury’s exact extent.
It has been reported via the team’s official Twitter account that results came back negative, but he is still considered day-to-day.
An MRI of Josh Jackson's left knee following tonight's game in Oklahoma City revealed no structural injury. He is day-to-day with a left knee irritation.
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) March 9, 2018
The season is only getting worse for the Suns, who are continuing to lose games at a very rapid pace. They have only won a single game out of their last 16 outings, and Devin Booker is the only Suns player that has been able to produce consistent numbers night in and night out.
Jackson has slowly been receiving more playing time this season, and the injury he suffered will only slow him down and, worse, kill the momentum that he worked so hard to earn.
In 64 games, Jackson is averaging solid numbers of 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 24.0 minutes per game. If he will need to remain on the shelf, T.J. Warren and even Jared Dudley may see an uptick in their usage with Troy Daniels also receiving more court action depending on matchups.