Brandon Jennings to Miss 3 Weeks With Tooth Problems

by October 16, 2013

The Detroit Pistons announced that point guard Brandon Jennings’ teeth will keep him sidelined for the next three weeks. Jennings has missed the last two preseason games with wisdom tooth discomfort and a hairline fracture of the mandible at the base of the tooth (which just sounds awful.) Per the Detroit News: “It’s unclear when the fractured jaw occurred or how it happened. He played during the exhibition opener against Maccabi Haifa last Tuesday and played 23 minutes, with 15 points, five steals, three rebounds and three assists. Jennings was a late scratch in the Pistons’ exhibition game against the Heat last Thursday, didn’t travel with the team to Brooklyn and hasn’t been at practice the last two days. This is on the heels of Rodney Stuckey breaking the tip of his right thumb and undergoing surgery late last week, as he’ll be evaluated next Friday and could be back by opening night, but there are no guarantees at this point. ‘We’ve been playing the last three days without (Jennings) anyways so we keep on moving,’ Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks said. ‘Hopefully he’s a quick healer and gets on the court as soon as he can.'”