Justin Jackson to Miss Remainder of the Season (Shoulder)
WBFF--- (Baltimore, MD) Maryland men's head basketball coach Mark Turgeon announced Thursday after the team’s practice that sophomore forward Justin Jackson has a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will miss the remainder of 2017-2018 season.
Turgeon said that Jackson will have surgery at a later date. He has missed three games with what was described as shoulder soreness.
The Terps have been on an eight-day break. They are back in action tomorrow night at home against UMBC.
"I am really disappointed for Justin as he worked extremely hard this past summer and fall to place himself in a position to have a very successful sophomore season," Turgeon said. "After evaluating Justin's shoulder over the past few weeks - which included extensive rehabilitation and rest - we feel the best course of action is for Justin to move forward with surgery. Justin has an extremely bright future and I am confident he will continue to be an outstanding and impactful basketball player."
A native of Toronto, Ontario, Jackson saw action in 11 games this season with 10 starts, and averaged 9.8 points per game and had a team-high 8.1 rebounds per contest. Jackson did test the NBA waters after his freshman campaign, but returned for his Sophomore season this year.