Jarrett Jack to Miss Remainder of Season

Published: April 9, 2012

Guard has stress fracture in right foot

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that Jarrett Jack will miss the remainder of the season due to a stress fracture in his right foot. Jack has missed the last three games due to the injury.

Jack has appeared in 45 games (39 starts) this season for the Hornets, averaging career-highs of 15.6 points, 6.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds in 34.0 minutes of play. The seventh-year guard led the team in scoring 16 times this season, in assists 27 times and in rebounds once. He collected five double-doubles and recorded his first triple-double of his NBA career with 17 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds 3/21 vs. GSW.


  1. Eli

    April 9, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Seems like our traininv staff is bad at initially diagnosing injuries. But, who am I to judge?

    • Chuck

      April 9, 2012 at 10:34 am

      Except for 2007-2008, the Hornets have had bad luck with injuries every year since I can remember. Have we had the same training staff that whole time? After a while, it can’t just be bad luck

  2. Nick

    April 9, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Really too bad for Jarrett – I don’t think there’s any denying he was our emotional/team leader this season. I appreciate the effort he gave every night.

    Seems like we really do need an upgrade in training staff, though. Just a couple of days ago Jack had no “structural damage” in his foot. And does anyone really know what’s the cause for Emeka’s “sore” and “swollen” knee that he has had for two months now? Lest we forget the “rest” that was prescribed to Gordon for his knee troubles …

    I certainly couldn’t do a better job than the staff the Hornets already have, but I will say I think it’s a little uncommon to have so many injuries be reported as, “Well, it’s just sore and will take some time to heal.” Not having more specificity when our players get injured is worrisome.

  3. Jay Dogon

    April 9, 2012 at 11:12 am


  4. C.C.

    April 9, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I feel bad for Jarrett. He’s a nice guy. I hope he comes back 100% for next year. In the meantime……..All aboard the Tank!!!!

  5. Veezy

    April 9, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I’m torn. I like jack a lot for the emotions and loyalty he brings to us. But, I think we still need an upgrade at pg.

    • Everett

      April 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      I’m with you, we do need an upgrade at PG. You don’t really need a spectacular point guard to win a title, so we only need a PG who’s solid and makes good decisions. I think we should look at acquiring George Hill or Goran Dragic in the offseason.

  6. J

    April 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Fire the training staff this offseason,trade jack and get us either Rondo in a draft day trade and start over with whole new look.

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  8. LaNative

    April 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    We definitely need a new training staff. I agree that it is highly uncommon to have so many injuries (although injuries are a part of the game). I like JJ and think he’s a good enough point guard to win us a championship. He is definitely the on floor leader and I want to see him back in a Hornets uniform. Plus I liked his comments to Dwight Howard when he opted in with the Magic. Best wishes for a speedy recovery JJ.

  9. Jason Calmes

    April 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I’m not sure why people have the idea that any diagnostician can accuratelssess the cause of pain or lameness without good data from the player. When they say it’s just sore and walk off and play basketball, that’s about it for the time being.

    When your head hurts, do you think: Headache, meningitis, brain cancer, or csf abnormality?

    When your hip hurts, do you think: slept funny, arthritis, necrosis, or cancer?

    Yeah, athletes think the same way…

  10. David

    April 9, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Sign dragic, ditch bellinelli, make jjack the first guard off the bench w grevous getting the rest of the backcourt minutes.

    • kempleton

      April 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

      I also hope we will go after Dragic. He is playing great lately. If we make a good offer for him, hopefully Rockets will not match since they have Kyle Lowry and they might not want to tie long-term money to a back-up PG. Dragic was part of the failed CP3 trade, so he might not be in the long term plans of the Rockets since they are thinking of Lowry as their starting PG for years to come.

      Greivis may be a great back-up PG. EG10 will be starting SG and it is J-Jack’s contract year next season. So, bring him off the bench as the 6th man. He should play really good. 🙂

    • Everett

      April 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      I think George Hill’s another guy that we should consider. I think he’s a restricted FA this summer and Collison appears to be ahead of him in the Pacers pecking order.

      • kempleton

        April 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

        Yep, Hill is also RFA this summer. However, We have seen Dragic carry his team very well during the absence of Lowry. He was the player of the week last week he led them to I think 10/16 wins and he showed signs of becoming a quality player in this league. Hill is also a quality player but has been inconsistent partly due to the timeshare between him and Collison.

        Here is a list of some noteable FA PG’s this summer:

        Restricted FA’s:
        Goran Dragic
        George Hill
        D.J. Augustine
        Jeremy Lin 🙂
        Jerryd Bayless
        Aaron Brooks

        Unrestricted FA’s:
        Raymond Felton
        Steve Nash
        Andre Miller
        Jason Kidd

        Nash-Miller-Kidd are too old. Felton is too unreliable. So, all potential PG’s for our Hornets are restricted. From the RFA list, Dragic-Augustine would be my first 2 choices followed by Hill and Brooks.

        Suns will most likely lose Nash to a contender and will want to keep Brooks. This would leave Dragic-Hill and Augustine out there. I am sure Bobcats will invest on Kemba Walker and Rockets will lean on Kyle Lowry. So, IMO both Dragic and Augustine will be available.

        Dragic might be our new international sensation or D.J. might be our next local favourite. 🙂

      • Everett

        April 10, 2012 at 10:48 pm

        Good research. I think Dragic is probably the best option in absolute terms, but I think Hill might be the better value because folks will kinda be sleeping on him because he’s had an off year playing behind Collison, so we wouldn’t have to pay him as much. I rate both of them ahead of Augustin because DJ is a pretty bad shooter.

        What do you think we should do with Jack? I think we should trade him if we’re not going to use him as a backup 2 guard.

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