By Marcus Thompson
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 at 1:49 am in Uncategorized.
His MRI revealed a strained right hamstring. Instead of trying to play through it like Corey Maggette did, causing him to eventually miss 15 consecutive games, Jackson is going to sit out for two weeks and see how the hamstring feels.
Members of the organization are saying this is another sign of their bad luck with injuries this season. But I’m of the mind this is a good thing. They are on pace to win 25 games. What’s the point of having Jax and Mags play 38 minutes a night. I’d much rather have Azubuike, Belinelli and Morrow get minutes to devleop. When Monta returns, having the full complement of players is necessary so the Warriors can see what they’re working with. But until then, these injuries are a good thing. It keeps Nellie from running a seven-man rotation.
And don’t be surprised if Jackson is out a month. Why do I say so? For one, the Warriors have been sketchy about injury timetables all season. It seems like everyone has been out for longer than expected, that or the Warriors have gone out of their way to not set expectations, which makes absences seem so much longer. Plus, as we learned with Maggette, hamstrings are so unpredictable. Two weeks from now, he may still be tender or he may suffer another set back in practice or something.
Reason No. 3: Maggette missed a month with strained hamstring. Same training staff. Same injury. Same time on the shelf.