Jackson's knee injury forces him to cancel all workouts; met with Blazers

Jackson's knee injury forces him to cancel all workouts; met with Blazers
June 18, 2013, 7:45 pm

Baylor point guard Pierre Jackson is nursing a sore left knee he sustained in a workout last week, and therefore has been forced to cancel all remaining pre-draft workouts, his agent Colin Bryant of Dutt Sports Services informed CSNNW.com.

There is still some swelling, so as a precautionary measure, Jackson has been advised to give his knee time to heal.

Pierre has a minor acute patella injury to his left knee,” Bryant sent CSNNW.com in a statement. “He needs nothing more than two to three weeks of rest, which is unfortunate because he wanted to complete his workouts. He is looking forward to being 100 percent ready for summer workouts. We are making his MRI available to teams to confirm that all he needs is rest.”

Jackson was scheduled to work out for the Portland Trail Blazers, owners of picks No. 10, 39, 40, 45, on Monday. However, due to his situation, he flew into town and had a meeting with Trail Blazers' brass on Tuesday and is expected to meet with a few more teams before the NBA Draft on June 27.

Jackson, 21, is a 5-10 scoring point guard whose stock has risen since the Chicago Pre-Draft Combine. Strong workouts showcasing his ability to run a team, get to the basket, and manufacture easy opportunities for teammates has many league executives viewing him as a potential late first-round prospect.

He appeared in 36 games during his senior campaign and averaged 19.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 7.1 assists. This electrifying guard is fresh off of leading his team to the NIT Championship over Iowa.