Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson out at least four weeks

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 03, 2019 07:49 AM
Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson out at least four weeks
FILE - DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 31: Reggie Jackson #1 of the Detroit Pistons shoots the ball against the Dallas Mavericks on January 31, 2019 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images)

By Matt Schoch, Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson is out at least four weeks with a back injury, the team announced Saturday (Sunday, PHL time).

Jackson, who played the season’s first two games but has missed the last four, has a stress reaction in his lower back. The team announced treatment and rehabilitation is under way and he will be re-evaluated in four weeks.

The Pistons (2-4) also have been without All-Star Blake Griffin for the first six games, and he also is listed as out for Saturday’s (Sunday, PHL time) game against Brooklyn with his lingering soreness in his left knee and hamstring. It was announced before the season that Griffin would be re-evaluated in early November.

First-round pick Sekou Doumbouya also has not played for the Pistons after suffering a concussion in training camp.

Jackson, 29, averaged 5.0 points and 4.0 assists in 18.0 minutes in two games this season. He played all 82 games last season, scoring 15.4 points per game to bring his career average up to 12.9 points per game entering the season.

Detroit’s backup point guards, Derrick Rose (right hamstring tightness) and Tim Frazier (right shoulder strain), were both listed as questionable for Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), one night after the Pistons lost 112-106 in Chicago.

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