Thursday , May , 11 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Ankle surgery sidelines Blazers’ Jack

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Portland Trail Blazers guard Jarrett
Jack will undergo surgery to remove scar tissue and loose particles from his
left ankle on Friday. Recovery time is expected to take 8-10 weeks.

“Jarrett played the entire season on an ankle that he badly sprained prior to
the draft last year,” said Portland general manager John Nash. “It never
healed fully and he should be physically superior this coming season as a
result of this procedure.”

Jack averaged 6.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists in team-high 79 games
during his rookie campaign.

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