Found February 10, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
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 to replace injured Andre Drummond in Rising Stars game on All-Star weekend, league source tells Y! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 10, 2013  

Drummond out 4-6 weeks with vertebra fracture

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...

Back injury has Pistons rookie Andre Drummin’ the bongos

Andre Drummond, the Pistons’ rookie who has shown flashes of outright brilliance and dominance, is getting quite the unique treatment for his injured back. Drummond is expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to the injury, but he can still be seen at Pistons shootarounds . . . playing the bongos. That is not a typo. When asked why he was playing the bongos, Drummond replied, “This is...

Andre Drummond out four to six weeks with fractured tailbone

Andre Drummond will miss four to six weeks with a fractured tailbone, the Detroit News reported. The newspaper reported that the rookie center from UCONN suffered a stress fracture of the fifth lumbar vertebra. The Pistons team physician Ben Paolucci told reporters that Drummond won't require surgery and shouldn't suffer any long-lasting issues. Drummond was in the...

Pistons rookie Andre Drummond out 4-6 weeks

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...

Andre Drummond Out 4-6 Weeks With Stress Fracture In Back

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 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...

Drummond expected to miss 4-6 weeks

Detroit rookie Andre Drummond is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a stress fracture in his back. The Pistons announced the injury before Friday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs, who are banged up themselves. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are expected to miss the game. The 6-foot-11 Drummond is averaging 7.3 points and 7.5 rebounds this season. He was selected...

Despite injury to Drummond Pistons snap Spurs 11 game winning streak

Friday night didn’t start well for the Pistons and with the NBA’s best team in town it seemed like there was a good chance the night wouldn’t end well either. Heading into tonight’s contest against the Spurs, the Pistons got some disappointing news learning that they’d be without rookie center Andre Drummond for 4-6 weeks with a fractured tailbone. In recent days it was...

Detroit Pistons’ rookie Andre Drummond expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

The only reason to watch the Pistons is now hurt.

Andrew Nicholson will replace Andre Drummond in Rising Stars Game

As Andre Drummond recovers from a back injury suffered last week, he will be replaced by Andrew Nicholson in the upcoming Rising Stars Game during the NBA's ALl-Star weekend.  Drummond is expected to miss a month due to the injury, so it has opened the door for Nicholson to shine.According to Kurt Helin of ProBasketball Talk, Nicholson has been selected as Drummond's replacement...

Pistons win but lose

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- You never want to lose and you certainly don't try to lose but the Detroit Pistons are now in a situation where it might be better if they did. The Pistons announced Friday that talented rookie big man, Andre Drummond, is out for the next four to six weeks with a stress fracture in his fifth lumbar vertebra. Drummond, who suffered the injury against the...

Detroit Pistons Reportedly Passed on Possible DeJuan Blair Trade

The Detroit Pistons are a bit shorthanded up front with Andre Drummond sidelined for upwards of a month by a back injury, and GM Joe Dumars has made a concerted effort to free up salary for a run at free agents next summer. Neither of those factors, however, left the Pistons interested in San Antonio forward DeJuan Blair. From ESPN’s Chris Broussard: SA offered D Blair to Detroit...

Pistons terrible in 105-86 loss to the Hornets

At this point no one is claiming that the Pistons are a good team but you’d at least expect more of an effort against one of the NBA’s worst. Monday night the Pistons put up a pathetic performance en route to a 105-86 blowout loss at the hands of the New Orleans Hornets. Their shooting from the field was horrific going to just 29 of 18 for just 35.8 percent while the absence...

Charlie Villanueva double-doubles with 18 points and 13 rebounds

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...
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