Pistons guard Reggie Jackson sprains ankle, will undergo MRI

NBA.com Global on Dec 27, 2017 07:35 PM
Pistons guard Reggie Jackson sprains ankle, will undergo MRI
Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) is helped off the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers and did not return to the game, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Detroit. The Pistons defeated the Pacers 107-83. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

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If the Pistons are to continue their resurgent 2017-18 campaign, they may have to do so without the services of their starting point guard.

During the third quarter of Detroit's rout of the Indiana Pacers, Reggie Jackson came down awkwardly after delivering a pass in midair, and immediately screamed in pain. The veteran point guard then tried to get up, but was unable to put any weight on it. He was eventually assisted to the locker room by a pair of team personnel.

After the game, Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy told reporters that x-rays were negative on Jackson's ankle, and that he would undergo an MRI on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Jackson is averaging 14.8 points and 5.2 assists per game for the Pistons (19-14), who are off to their best start since the 2008-09 season.

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