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Sixers’ Pierre Jackson sufferers apparently severe Achilles injury at Summer League

Jul 5, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT

That does not look good. At all.

Pierre Jackson, a second round pick in the 2013 draft who split time between Europe and the D-League last season (the Pelicans had his rights and chose not to call him up despite some good numbers), came to Orlando as part of the Sixers’ Summer League team. He was there fighting for his NBA dreams.

Then this happened.

A non-contact injury, just a cut and then clearly a lot of pain in his Achilles.

The Sixers will only say that Jackson has an injured Achilles. However, Joshua Robins of the Orlando Sentinel reports that it was a ruptured Achilles, which would end Jackson’s season.

That’s a rough way to start off Summer League.

On the bright side for Sixers fans, Nerlens Noel looked good — he moved well and ran fast up and down the court, finishing with 19 points.


  1. ringjames - Jul 5, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Pray for the young man.

    • zoomy123 - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:41 PM

      Pray for him? Is God gonna heal his achilles? You should be telling him something useful like, “Keep your head up and rehab as best you can.”

      • ranfan12 - Jul 5, 2014 at 6:25 PM

        that’s part of the prayer.

      • zoomy123 - Jul 5, 2014 at 6:26 PM

        That’s not a prayer, that’s advice. Big difference.

      • ranfan12 - Jul 5, 2014 at 7:10 PM

        true, but people use them in prayers all the time. people do the same thing when wishing bad on other people. i don’t understand it, but that’s how prayers have evolved lol. praying that someone has a good recovery, does well, developing an outside shot. i’ve heard it in many places

      • thundercocck - Jul 5, 2014 at 8:35 PM

        PJ clearly tweeted “pray for me”. No need for your wit.

      • zoomy123 - Jul 5, 2014 at 8:37 PM

        That was stupid too, lol.

  2. garypagetwo - Jul 5, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Finally some good news for the Suckerz

  3. sportsfan18 - Jul 5, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    sad news…

    hope the youngster recovers well and completely…

  4. captainwisdom8888 - Jul 5, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Man this is just awful. I’m not saying this kid was gonna be a savior for this team by any means, but for a guy that’s 5’11” I thought he showed some serious potential. He scored like 60 points one game in the D-league, and every team could use a backup PG who can score the ball.

  5. bushido49ers - Jul 5, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    While prayer will do nothing.

    I do hope he gets the best treatment that allows him to return to the court.

    I wonder if he stretched before the game. Probably not. Youngsters.

    • sportsfan18 - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:08 PM


      you think prayer will do nothing and that is fine. you are entitled to your opinion…

      if someone says they like living in the country more than the city, it is THEIR opinion just as they might say they believe in prayer and God… it is THEIR decision and opinion.

      put it this way sir, YOU would not like it if someone said your OPINIONS were wrong.

      facts are facts… the rest we get to choose OURSELVES, what to eat, where to live, what music to listen to, whether to believe in God and prayer etc…

      you and many others don’t believe in prayer and I’m fine with that… it’s your life and I wish good things for you.

      as MUCH as you don’t believe in prayer there are folks who believe that much in it…

      have a good day sir… have and enjoy YOUR opinions. I’m not going to tell you that they are worthless or that they will do nothing…

      • bushido49ers - Jul 6, 2014 at 10:29 AM

        Please provide scientific evidence that prayer accomplishes anything. My opinion is based on evidence.

        You have a great day.

  6. yesser12 - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    I was surprised they players continue to play for at least 3 possession while he was on the ground. Call the timeout to help him.

    • sportsfan18 - Jul 5, 2014 at 6:05 PM

      refs are in preseason too…

      working out the kinks…

      terrible wasn’t it?

  7. 1historian - Jul 6, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Pray for the young man.

  8. nard100 - Jul 6, 2014 at 12:43 PM


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