Detroit Pistons center Marvin Bagley III will miss the next three to four weeks, the team announced, after he was diagnosed with a bone bruise and a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
Pistons official: Bagley III will miss 3-4 weeks with a bone bruise and sprained MCL in right knee.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 12, 2022
Bagley suffered his injury in the opening minute of Tuesday’s 115-99 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was helped to the locker room by his teammates and put almost no weight on his right leg after slipping on the foot of Thunder rookie forward Jalen Williams, which caused his right knee to bend at an awkward angle. He played just 56 seconds in the game before being subbed out for rookie big man Jalen Duren.
Bagley averaged 14.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game in 18 games with the Pistons. He scored in double figures in 15 of his 18 games with Detroit and was acquired by the team in a trade deadline-day deal last season involving the Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Clippers and Sacramento Kings.
In the offseason, Bagley re-signed as a restricted free agent for a reported $37 million over three years.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.