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February 2, 2011
Injury updates: Jackson is fine, Whiteside out two weeks

Should have posted this a few hours ago but got tied up with interviews and turning in work for the print edition. But here's the latest on Darnell Jackson and Hassan Whiteside.

Jackson underwent tests at UC Davis Medical Center and was diagnosed with costochondritis (inflammation of the rib cartilage) and has been cleared to practice Thursday.

Jackson left Tuesday's game at halftime with shortness of breath. He was on the court for a few minutes at the end of the second quarter being looked at by Kings medical staff.

Whiteside's problematic left knee has a tear in the patellar tendon. He will miss two weeks and be re-evaluated.

A strained left patellar tendon cost Whiteside most of training camp.

Francisco Garcia (strained left calf) and Jason Thompson (sprained right ankle) are listed as out for Friday's game against San Antonio. But in speaking to Thompson, he sounds as if he'd like to play Friday if he doesn't have any setbacks.

--Jason Jones

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