Originally written on Universal Takeover Sports Network  |  Last updated 10/16/13
Yet another blow to the Detriot Pistons back court. The team announced that point guard Brandon Jennings will be out at least three weeks because of an impacted wisdom tooth and hairline fracture of the jawbone at the base of the tooth. The first blow the Pistons backcourt recived was when Rodney Stuckey suffered a broken right thumb when he caught his hand in the door jamb of his vehicle. If Jennings misses around 3 weeks, he could possibly return to the lineup Nov. 8, when the Oklahoma City Thunder visits the Palace of Auburn Hills. This gives Chauncey Billups, Will Bynum and even rookie Peyton Siva a chance of taking the point guard role. The obvious decision would be start to start Billups as he played for the Pistons earlier in his career. He was part of the 2004 Pistons that beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the finals. “This is the NBA, and in the NBA, people get hurt,” Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks said after today’s practice. “If you’re not ready when your time comes around, shame on you. “That’s the reason you have 15 guys on your team, so (if) someone gets hurt, someone can step in there and play and maybe take advantage of it. Hopefully, they will take advantage of it … and we can keep on going.” Treatment will include immobilization for three weeks. He will be re-evaluated at that time. The post Brandon Jennings will miss time because of wisdom tooth appeared first on UTSN - The Universal Takeover Sports Network.
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