If the Detroit Pistons are to continue their resurgent 2017-18 campaign, they will have to do a portion of it without the services of their starting point guard.
Reggie Jackson will miss the next six to eight weeks with a grade 3 sprained right ankle, the team announced today in a statement.
Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson suffered a right ankle sprain at the 5:24 mark of the third quarter in last night’s game against the Indiana Pacers. Results from an MRI taken last night confirmed a Grade 3 sprain. Jackson will be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks.
Jackson came down awkwardly after delivering a midair pass in last night's 107-80 win against the Indiana Pacers and immediately screamed in pain. He then tried to get up, but was unable to put any weight on the injury. Jackson was eventually assisted to the locker room by a pair of team personnel.
Pistons guard Reggie Jackson out approximately 6-8 weeks with a grade 3 sprained right ankle. Happened in third quarter of Detroit’s win against Indiana last night.— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) December 27, 2017
Ouch. Pistons' Reggie Jackson has grade 3 ankle sprain (confirmed by MRI) and will be re-evaluated in 6-8 weeks. That's a setback for Detroit's offense.— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) December 27, 2017
Reggie Jackson out 6-8 weeks with grade 3 sprain— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) December 27, 2017
In the 2016-17 season, Jackson was hampered by a knee injury that eventually led to him being shut down late that season. This season, he is averaging 14.8 points and 5.2 assists per game for the Pistons (19-14), who are off to their best start since 2008-09.