Pistons PG Reggie Jackson out 6-8 weeks with ankle injury
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 28, 2017 07:58 AM
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)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson is out for at least six to eight weeks with a sprained right ankle.
Jackson was injured after making a jump pass and landing awkwardly Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) in a win over the Indiana Packers.
He is averaging 14.6 points, ranking third on the team, and leads the Pistons with 5.5 assists per game. Jackson was limited to 52 games last season, largely due to a knee injury.
The Pistons play Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) at Orlando and will likely start Ish Smith in place of Jackson.