Jarrett Jack out for the season with torn ACL


Nets guard Jarrett Jack will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL and a medial meniscus tear in his right knee, the team announced Sunday.

Jack crumpled to the floor on a transition drive during the third quarter of Saturday afternoon’s game against the Boston Celtics, and was unable to leave the floor without assistance. In an Instagram post, Jack called the pain “the worst of his life.”

Following the injury, Nets center Brook Lopez called the injury “devastating.

The 32-year-old guard will undergo surgery at an undetermined date, the team added. He had started in 32 of the team’s first 33 games, averaging 12.8 points and a career-high 7.4 assists in 32.1 minutes per game.

Jack has a non-guaranteed contract after this season, which means there’s a good chance he’s played his last game with the Nets. The Nets have until January 15th to apply for a Disabled Player Exception, which would allow them to sign or trade for a player for a contract worth up to $3.15 million. They would still need to clear a roster spot.

With Jack out, Shane Larkin and Donald Sloan are the only healthy point guards remaining on the Nets roster.