Syracuse point guard Scoop Jardine broke his foot during a workout with the Utah Jazz and will go under the knife for surgery on Tuesday. Jardine suffered the injury when his foot came down on the foot of Mississippi St. guard Dee Bost.
After the bad break, Jardine was very positive, having this joking comment to say:
“I’m trying to stay positive. I’ll probably be able to jump after this.”
Jardine’s parents flew out to Los Angeles to be with him during the surgery. His rehabilitation is expected to take six to eight weeks. The injury will prevent Jardine from participating in NBA summer leagues and will keep him out until at least August or September.
This is terrible news for Jardine and his supporters. The 6’2″ guard was already a long shot to even get selected in the 2012 NBA Draft as I mentioned in my Big East sleepers article. Now, he won’t even get the chance to show off his skills in the summer leagues and try to earn a roster spot.
It’s always unfortunate to hear something like this, but knowing Jardine, he will work hard in rehab and once he gets healthy. A stint in the NBA D-League or possibly overseas could be in his future. However, it looks like getting draft this year will not be.