The starting point guard for the Detroit Pistons has a Grade 3 ankle sprain, and the team announced that he’s going to miss at least six weeks. Jackson left in the third quarter of the Pistons’ 107-83 win over the Indiana Pacers and looked to be in serious pain.
Jackson fell awkwardly when he made a pass and had to be helped off the court. It’s easy to fear the worst when an injury like that happens, but it seems Jackson is not lost for the season. He did not return to the game, and an MRI revealed the extent of the injury on Wednesday.
It’s a big blow to the Pistons, who will reevaluate the point guard in six to eight weeks. Jackson had eight points and 13 assists in the game before he left injured, but he’s been a big part of the offense this season.
The 27-year-old Jackson’s been in Detroit four seasons now, and he’s averaging 14.6 points, 5.5 assists, and 2.8 rebounds per game for Detroit this season.