Found February 08, 2013 on
Fox Sports Detroit:
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Pistons rookie Andre Drummond received unwelcome news Friday.
An MRI taken of Drummond's back Thursday revealed a stress fracture of the fifth lumbar vertebra, which means he'll miss 4-6 weeks.
"He should get better, he'll heal," Pistons team physician Dr. Ben Paolucci said before Friday's game against San Antonio. "He's not going to have anything lasting."
Drummond has already been fitted and is wearing a custom brace to help support his back while he heals.
"He's got some discomfort now," Dr. Paolucci said. "Once he gets where he doesn't have any pain, we'll be able to start to start some exercising program."
Dr. Paolucci said the injury, which is on the left side, occurred during the Los Angeles Lakers game last Sunday. Dr. Paolucci also indicated that Drummond had another injury to the area.
"It looks like he may have had a minor injury on the other side on the same disc," Dr. Paolucci said. "It doesn't change the treatment, it doesn't change his recovery at all."
Drummond, who had been chosen to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge in next weekend's All-Star festivities for Team Shaq, will now have to miss the event.
In 50 games this season, Drummond was averaging 7.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.68 blocks in 19.7 minutes per game. He leads all rookies in rebounds and is second in blocks, fourth in steals with 0.94 per game and eighth in points.
BEST OF MAXIM
Detroit Pistons rookie Andre Drummond will miss four to six weeks of action due to a stress fracture in his back, reports Adrian Wojnarowskiof Yahoo! Sports.Drummond sustained his back injury when he was attempting to block a shot during Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.The Pistons took Drummond with the 9th-overall pick in last year’s NBA Draft. He’s averaged 7.3 points...
Pistons’ rookie, Andre Drummond, will miss 4-6 weeks after it was reported Friday that he suffered a back injury against the Lakers on February 3rd.
According to Pistons.com writer, Keith Langlois, Drummond has a stress fracture in the 5th lumbar vertebra and will miss 4-6 weeks.
4 to 6 weeks for Drummond. Stress fracture in 5th lumbar vertebrae
— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois...
The only reason to watch the Pistons is now hurt.
The Pistons announced Friday that rookie, Andre Drummond, would miss 4-6 weeks with a stress fracture in his back - taking him out of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Orlando’s rookie power forward, Andrew Nicholson, will replace Drummond at the event next weekend in Houston.
Orlando’s Andrew Nicholson chosen...
Charlie Villanueva is taking advantage of Andre Drummond's injury (out four to six weeks with a fractured tailbone). Charlie V. lit up the Milwaukee Bucks with 18 points (7-13 FG), knocking down four 3-pointers in the Pistons' 105-100 win.
Villanueva made it a double-double with 13 rebounds, and added an assist and a block in 25 minutes. Another productive outing for...
Now that they've lost their top reserve big man for an extended period, the Detroit Pistons are counting on heavy minutes from Greg Monroe in the frontcourt.
That doesn't appear to be good news for the Milwaukee Bucks, who could be without their best interior defender.
Monroe looks to lead the Pistons to their third win in four meetings this season against the Bucks on...
The Detroit Pistons were on a three game slide and still trying to work new acquisition Jose Calderon into the lineup. The San Antonio Spurs were in the middle of their annual “Rodeo Road Trip”, were on an 11 game winning streak, and they have the best record in the NBA. The Pistons used a [...]
Charlie Villanueva hit a 3-pointer with 9.7 seconds left and Rodney Stuckey sealed the win with two free throws as the Detroit Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-100 on Saturday night.
Brandon Jennings, who scored 26 points, took an inbounds pass from Monta Ellis and made a tough fadeaway shot with 47.8 seconds left, but Jose Calderon, who tied his season high with 23 points,...
Greg Monroe had 26 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons snapped San Antonio's 11-game winning streak with a 119-109 victory over the short-handed Spurs on Friday night.
San Antonio played without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, and the Pistons led by as many as 21 points in the second quarter. It was 65-52 at halftime, and although the Spurs cut the deficit to seven...
The Detroit Pistons would edge out the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night thanks to a three-pointer by Charlie Villanueva with 10 seconds left on the shot clock (and thanks to a Brandon Jennings airball with four seconds left and from nearly the half-court). Villanueva was planted firmly at the top of the arc when he received [...]The post Charlie Villanueva’s Game-Winner Vs. Milwaukee...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Greg Monroe had 26 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons snapped San Antonio's 11-game winning streak with a 119-109 victory over the short-handed Spurs on Friday night.
San Antonio played without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, and the Pistons led by as many as 21 points in the second quarter. It was 65-52 at halftime, and although the Spurs...
After dropping three straight heading into the weekend the Pistons capped off an impressive 24 hours with a 105-100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night from the Bradley Center. This of course comes after a dominating performance against the league leading San Antonio Spurs Friday night from the Palace.
Detroit used three separate double-doubles to help propel themselves to...