Monday, November 10, 2008

R&B on Jackson's Injuries

Okay. Jeremy Price and Chris Barnes, be very careful getting onto and off of the campus buses.


We need Albert Jackson. We need him now.

But when a sprain is bad, and it certainly looked that way when it happened, it just takes time. Most guys who have played a few years of basketball, whether rec league, high school, or college, remember the drill.

The first night is really tough. You have to keep your foot up, and it just pounds away, throbbing with pain. Later, you manage to get around pretty well, get treatment, but the ankle is weaker than you think. It's sometimes weeks before you feel back to normal.

The problem for UGA is that it's time to get started on a really difficult schedule. Front court had been a strength for Georgia, but with injuries to Thompkins and Jackson, Georgia suddenly looks very thin in the post. Tony Parker, of the San Antonio Spurs, recently had an ankle sprain. He will be out for four weeks, so I expect roughly the same period of recovery for Jackson.

So, to Albert Jackson: Get well, big guy, and come back as soon as you can.

In the meantime, let's hire some bodyguards for Price and Barnes.

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