NBA draft prospect Jackson has foot surgery

Pelicans rookie Frank Jackson will miss some time following a second foot surgery.

NBA draft prospect and former Duke point guard Frank Jackson underwent surgery on his right foot but is expected to be ready by July, per a report from The Vertical.

Jackson declared for the draft following his freshman season and is expected to be a late first- or early second-round pick.

Per The Vertical:

The expected recovery process also leaves open the possibility that Jackson could be playing again by the NBA summer league in early July, but a full return to basketball activity is expected by the end of that month. NBA training camps begin in late September.

“Frank decided to have the surgery now so that he could be healthy in advance of the NBA training camps,” Dr. Nilssen told The Vertical. “He will be able to resume full workouts in late July. His surgery went very well and I expect him to have a great NBA career.”

Jackson is 6-foot-4 and averaged 10.9 points. Most scouts will tell you he is a year or two away from contributing at the NBA level.