Man, I was so excited for this Detroit Pistons season. Now, guys are going down with injuries and it is all a bummer and not even the ongoing excellent of Andre Drummond can assuage it. First, Rodney Stuckey went down, which, admittedly, wasn't a big deal. However, now news has come out that Brandon Jennings will miss at least three weeks with an injury.
Jennings was some dental work done and it all seemed cool, and then he started having problems with his wisdom teeth. Now, it turns out he has an impacted wisdom tooth and a hairline fracture in his jaw. He has to be immobilized, and, again, he will miss at least three weeks. He could miss more. He can't just slap a mask on it either like it is a nose injury.
Of course, the Pistons season doesn't begin to October 30, which is two weeks away. That means, maybe, just maybe, he will only miss one week of the season. If that is the case, it looks like he will miss four games. Two of those would have likely been losses even with him. The other two are home games against Washington and Boston. If the Pistons are 2-2 after four games, and Jennings returns, then it won't hurt too much. On the other hand, after Jennings returns, the team has to get used to him as the starting point guard, and this is a team that has a lot of new pieces and a new head coach, so there could be some growing pains.
Bummer. A real bummer. Hopefully Jennings is back as soon as possible and the Pistons are no worse for the wear.