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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Thunder's Reggie Jackson suffers neck injury in loss to Pacers


By on 4/13/2014 06:35:00 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Reggie Jackson sustained a neck injury during the fourth quarter in today's game against the Pacers, according Darnell Mayberry on Twitter. Following the game, Jackson had X-rays and a concussion test performed. Fortunately for him all the tests came back negative, but his status for Monday's game is uncertain.

The injury occurred when Jackson ran into a hard screen set by Ian Mahinmi, the two collided and Jackson's neck bent awkwardly. After being down on the court in pain for a minute, Jackson got up and made his way straight to the locker room. He did not return. Jackson finished off the night with eight points and three assists in 15 minutes played. The Thunder lost the game 102-97.

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In 77 games this season, Jackson is averaging 13.2 points, 4.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 28.7 minutes per game. If he is unable to go for Monday night's contest against the Pelicans, expect Derek Fisher to pick up plenty of minutes off the bench.

With the loss the Thunder drop to 58-22. They currently sit second in the Western Conference.

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