Stephen Jackson has undergone surgery to remove multiple bone spurs from his left foot, which will keep the Golden State Warriors swingman out for the rest of the season.
Jackson's bone spurs were located above nerve tissue under his
big toe, according to Dr. Thomas Clanton, who performed the surgery
in Houston. Jackson will begin rehabilitation in six weeks.
Jackson averaged career bests of 20.7 points, 6.5 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 59 games this season. Once known as a troublemaker
who was prominently involved in the Pacers-Pistons brawl in November 2004, he has become the Warriors' captain and team leader.
The nine-year NBA veteran signed a three-year contract extension
through 2013 worth more than $27.7 million last November.