The Kansas City Royals' Bo Jackson has been told he definitely will not play this baseball season, a Kansas City television station, quoting an unnamed source, reported last night.
"Bo Jackson's hip injury is much more serious than anyone first thought," WDAF-TV sports director Frank Boal said at the top of the 10 p.m. newscast.
"So serious, according to our source, the Royals' doctors who examined Bo have already told Bo he will not play at all this season, and that all Bo's athletic activity, including football, should cease for the next nine-12 months."
Jackson, who injured his hip in the Los Angeles Raiders' playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals in January, has been on crutches since before the Royals began spring training near Haines City, Fla. The San Diego Tribune on Friday quoted an unidentified medical source as saying that Jackson's hip injury could be career-threatening.
The once-infinite gulf between Dwight Gooden and New Yornarrowed dramatically during the weekend, when the club offered Gooden a three-year contract extension worth $13.8 million, the New York Daily News reported.