Jason Maxiell Done for the Season With Detached Retina

by April 02, 2013

Detroit Pistons big man Jason Maxiell underwent surgery to fix a detached retina, which ended his season. The injury isn’t believed to be career-threatening, though Maxiell’s days in Motown may be over. Per the Detroit Free Press: “Jason Maxiell has probably played his last game with the Pistons. The team announced Monday before facing the Raptors that the 6-feet-7 power forward will miss the final eight games of the regular season because of a detached retina. He had successful surgery Sunday, but he will have to be away from basketball-related activities. The Pistons’ 2005 first-round pick out of Cincinnati will be a free agent this summer and it appears unlikely he will be re-signed. ‘It was very disappointing,’ Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said of the news. ‘You feel horrible for Jason, he’s a very, very professional guy who works very hard, you know what you’re going to get every day. ‘You hate to see any of your guys get injured and especially like that when you’re season’s over.’ […] Frank said several days ago Maxiell, 30, complained ‘the top part of his eye was a little bit blurry.’ So the training staff applied eye drops for temporary relief, but it was short-lived. He was sent to a specialist and the problem was discovered Saturday.”