Cavaliers forward Luke Jackson will undergo surgery on his back Thursday — his second operation in less than two years.
It’s another setback for the former Oregon star and first-round draft choice. The Cavaliers selected Jackson with the 10th overall pick in 2004.
Jackson has played in just 46 games in two seasons for the Cavaliers.
He missed the final 52 games of his rookie season after having an operation to repair a herniated disc in January of 2005. Jackson broke his left wrist this season and played in only 36 games.
The Cavaliers said that Jackson has been complaining of worsening pain in his right leg and back over the past week. Surgery was recommended.
Jackson will need at least four months of rehab, but is expected to recover in time for the start of training camp.