New Orleans Hornets starting point guard Jarrett Jack has a stress fracture in his right foot and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced Monday.
Jack missed the team’s last three games with the injury. Although very few noticed because the Hornets are enduring a miserable season, Jack was having the best year of his career, averaging 15.6 points, 6.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds, all career highs.
Jack had his first career triple-double with 17 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds on March 21 vs. Golden State – which, of course, was a loss.
The Hornets made no secret of throwing away this season and rebuilding through draft picks and cap room. But they have been hammered by injuries as well.
In addition to Jack, rotation players Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Carl Landry, Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza and Jason Smith have all missed large chunks of the season with injuries.
The Hornets (15-41) have 10 games remaining. Greivis Vasquez likely will start at point for the rest of the season.