This is a punch to the gut of the Pistons.
Late in the third quarter of the Bucks win over the Pistons, Detroit’s Brandon Jennings was in the back court trying to pressure the inbounds pass when he takes a step and crumples to the ground clearly in a great deal of a pain. He had to use a wheelchair to get back to the locker rooms.
It is apparently a serious Achilles injury, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
There’s significant fear within the Detroit Pistons organization that guard Brandon Jennings sustained a torn Achilles’ tendon on Saturday night and could miss the rest of the season, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Jennings has averaged 15.4 points a game for the season, but in his last 15 games he has scored 20.1 points a game, shot 39.4 percent from three and the Pistons have gone 12-3 to get back in the Easter Conference playoff picture.
Jennings injury likely ends that dream. Stan Van Gundy will likely lean on D.J. Augustin and Jodie Meeks more, but they lack Jennings dynamic attack off the dribble.
Can we just get through the rest of this season without any more major NBA injuries, please?