Jodie Meeks Out for 8 Weeks Due to Back Injury

The Detroit Pistons announced Tuesday that guard Jodie Meeks will be sidelined for approximately the next two months with an injured back.

A CAT scan Monday revealed a stress reaction of the lower back.

From the press release:

Meeks was originally diagnosed with back spasms on October 9 and underwent additional testing as discomfort continued to exist. Meeks’ activity levels will be modified while the injury heals. He will be re-evaluated on a regular basis and his status will be updated at the end of the eight-week period. Team doctors anticipate a full recovery with rest and rehabilitation.


Meeks signed with Detroit as a free agent on July 14, 2014. He scored 13 points with four rebounds in the club’s first preseason game against Chicago (10/7). The 6-4, 208-pound guard has career averages of 9.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 24.3 minutes in 355 games (194 starts).