Reggie Jackson injured in Thunder summer league game

Oklahoma City guard Reggie Jackson collided with Daniel Orton, suffering a cut above his left eye, in the Thunder's win over the Orlando Magic in a summer league game.
by Darnell Mayberry Modified: July 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm •  Published: July 8, 2013

ORLANDO -- Thunder guard Reggie Jackson had to leave Monday's summer league game against Orlando after a collision with teammate Daniel Orton left him with a laceration above his left eye.

The injury occurred with 6:02 remaining in the third quarter on a routine offensive play. Jackson, dribbling up the court, passed to Jeremy Lamb on the right wing and attempted to cut through the lane. But he ran into Orton and the two bumped heads, sending them both crashing to the floor.

Both remained there for several moments before being attended to by the team's medical staff. When Jackson rolled over, he revealed blood dribbling from just above his eye.

Jackson was immediately taken to the locker room. Orton remained in the game for a small subsequent stretch but soon checked out and also left the court near the conclusion of the third period.

Andrew Smith, an undrafted center out of Butler, also left the game after sustaining a sprained right ankle in the second quarter.

After trailing by as many as 12 points in the second half, however, the Thunder stormed back to take a 79-78 win over the host Magic. OKC was outscored in the first three quarters, but outscored Orlando 31-21 in the final period, earning the Thunder four points for its performance.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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