Jodie Meeks Out for 8 Weeks Due to Back Injury

by October 14, 2014

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).