An Achilles injury will force Brandon Jennings to miss the rest of the season. The Pistons point guard, who went down during the team’s Saturday game against the Bucks (you can see the play here), took to Twitter on Sunday to announce that he’d be out for “6/9 months.”
— BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) January 25, 2015
The news was later confirmed by the Pistons on the team’s website.
The Detroit Pistons announced this afternoon that guard Brandon Jennings will miss the remainder of the season due to a ruptured left Achilles tendon. The injury, which will require surgery, was confirmed following an MRI conducted on Sunday by team medical personnel.
Team medical personnel will work with Brandon and his representatives in determining the next course of action and treatment for the injury. No timetable is being placed on Jennings’ return at this time.
Jennings was averaging a team-high 15.4 points per game, to along with 6.6 assists and had been playing even better since Josh Smith had been waived in late December (20 points and seven assists per game). DJ Augustin will take Jennings’ spot in Detroit’s starting lineup.