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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 Los Angeles Lakers this past Sunday, does not need surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. He will, however, miss the Rising Stars Challenge event at All-Star weekend in Houston.
The tough part about the injury is that Drummond's growth will be hampered by missing so much time. Coach Lawrence Frank is not worried about that.
"He'll be fine," Frank said. "No one wants to get injured. Any sort of a negative situation, you turn it into a positive. So there's different things that Andre's going to be able to work to get stronger and take this time to gain some strengt...
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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...
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...
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