Rip’s Ankle to Keep Him Out Longer

by November 03, 2009

Hamilton’s ankle injury — suffered in the Pistons’ season opener — is expected to keep him in street clothes for a couple of more games: “An initial X-ray proved negative. The Pistons took another X-ray as a precaution when he returned to Detroit, and it also was negative. Still, there was significant swelling and bruising, and Hamilton was placed in a walking boot because he could hardly put any pressure on the ankle. Hamilton was able to do some light jogging at Monday’s practice, but he still has some work to do before he is cleared to return to action. A return for Friday’s game at Orlando might be optimistic.”