Wednesday , Jan , 12 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Cavs’ Jackson to undergo surgery

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard Luke
Jackson will undergo back surgery on Thursday and is expected to miss the
remainder of the season.

Jackson, who was chosen by Cleveland with the 10th overall pick in this past
draft, has battled back problems all year. Jackson first injured his back
during the summer and the pain has recently worsened to the point where he has
been diagnosed with a herniated disc.

The 23-year-old, who was plagued by various injuries and stints on the IL
during his first pro campaign, averaged 2.9 points in only 10 games.

The 6-foot-7 Jackson played four seasons for the University of Oregon and led
the team in scoring and rebounding in both his junior and senior campaigns. In
2003-04, he averaged 21.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists over 31