It was a day of fractured finger diagnoses. Kyrie Irving was diagnosed with a broken finger, and now Stephen Jackson has been diagnosed with a fractured pinky finger. The San Antonio Spurs guard is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with the fractured finger.
Injury update: Stephen Jackson has a non-displaced fracture of the proximal phalanx of his right little finger. Rxpected to miss 4-6 weeks.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 20, 2012
Jackson is in his second season with the Spurs after spending time with six other teams over the course of his 13-year career. This is actually Jackson's second stint with the Spurs. He played with them from 2001-2003.
Jackson has averaged 15.8 points per game and 3.2 assists per game in his career. Those numbers have decreased over time, and he is averaging 7.7 points per game and 1.1 assists per game this season. However, his productivity will still be missed. The Spurs have had a hot start to the season, and they will have to continue that without Jackson for a month to a month and a half.
Jackson's injury came against the Los Angeles Clippers last night. He left the game late in the first quarter and went back to the locker room for X-Rays. Of course, the X-Rays confirmed the fracture.
San Antonio is 8-3 on the season and just a 1/2 behind the red-hot Memphis Grizzlies.