Maryland loses F Justin Jackson for the season

Dec 29, 2017 - 12:05 AM Maryland sophomore forward Justin Jackson will miss the remainder of the season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, coach Mark Turgeon confirmed on Thursday.

Jackson has missed the past three games due to the injury. Turgeon said Jackson will require surgery.

"We've known he's been hurt for a while," Turgeon told reporters. "Ever since we started sitting him out, we knew he had an injury, and it was something we thought he could play through. But we just decided over Christmas that it's not in the best interest of Justin, and that we were going to go ahead and do the surgery."

Jackson was struggling to play through the soreness this season and averaged 9.8 points and a team-leading 8.1 rebounds in 11 games. He was shooting just 36.6 percent from the field.

Jackson averaged 10.5 points as a freshman was a preseason first-team All-Big Ten selection prior to this season.

He was projected as a first-round pick in the 2018 NBA draft but recently dropped into a second-round slot due to his offensive struggles this season.

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