Former Duke one-and-done star suffers major pro setback Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 09: Teammates Frank Jackson #15 and Harry Giles #1 of the Duke Blue Devils battle for a loose ball against Tony Bradley #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 9, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Former Duke and current New Orleans Pelicans point guard Frank Jackson wasn’t exactly in line to get a lot of playing time, but it looks like he definitely won’t get a shot now. He suffered a second foot injury — he had a foot issue ahead of the NBA Draft — and it looks like he will need surgery now.

Jackson had a foot injury back in May before the draft, which likely led to a little bit of a drop for him to the No. 31 overall pick. There’s no timeline yet for when he might return, but he required a surgery earlier in the year so that’s a huge red flag going forward. However, the Pelicans have protected themselves with a Prior Injury Exclusion clause according to insider Bobby Marks.

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