Reggie Jackson Out At Least Four Weeks With Back Injury

The Pistons‘ injury woes to start the 2019/20 season aren’t letting up, with the team announcing today in a press release that starting point guard Reggie Jackson has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his lower back. Jackson’s status will be updated when he’s re-evaluated in four weeks, according to the Pistons.

Lower back tightness slowed Jackson in the preseason as well, though he was given the go-ahead to start the regular season. He appeared in just two games before being forced out of action for the last four. Even if he’s ruled ready to return in four weeks when he’s re-evaluated, the veteran guard will miss Detroit’s next 13 games and won’t be back until December.

Besides Jackson, the Pistons have been without another important starter, as knee and hamstring issues have prevented Blake Griffin from making his season debut. Although Griffin has been making progress in his recovery, he has been ruled out for Saturday’s game, so he won’t be back until next week at the earliest.

In Jackson’s absence, Tim Frazier has been starting at point guard and hasn’t looked all that great, with a .258 FG% so far. However, Derrick Rose is handling a larger share of the point guard minutes off the bench, and he has been stellar in the early going, averaging 20.8 PPG on 56.2% shooting in just 25.0 minutes per contest.

With Jackson out for the next several weeks, the Pistons could also turn to Bruce Brown for some minutes at point guard if necessary.

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7 thoughts on “Reggie Jackson Out At Least Four Weeks With Back Injury

  1. jirogers72

    And that’s addition by subtraction! What a bust and waste of salary cap SVG – AGAIN!!

    • diller1340

      Look at the pistons record with Reggie and without him since he joined the team. He isn’t a great player but is a key piece for the pistons to win games and the numbers prove it.

    • L Lawliet

      Addition by subtraction yes. But 0-0 is 0 and 0+0 is 0. Meaning if we cam find a quality replacement I am happy to see him walk. I thpught tim frazier would take advantage but he has been terrible!

  2. jirogers72

    Piston fans, you are all a bunch of dreamers! Their guards are like the Lions running backs; PUTRID!

    • diller1340

      You must have missed the game last night where they totally outplayed the nets backcourt. Without there top 3 pgs(drose, Reggie and Frazier)

  3. jirogers72

    Saw the game, if you think Brown will continue at that pace, you too are a dreamer!

  4. Wildjustis

    Did anyone see Reggie jump up against the hoop support on opening nite trying to psych himself up for the game but hitting his back awkwardly and seeming to tweak his lower back. . Was this the cause of his injury?
    Hmm. Just asking.

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