Well the Pistons run of health didn’t last long, but the players injured were not one’s you would suspect as Rookie Terrico White and second-year player, and prospective starting power forward, Jonas Jerebko both went down with what look to be serious injuries.
Jerebko strained his achilles after a nasty fall to the floor while White broke his right foot. The Detroit News’ Vincent Goodwill tweeted that Jerebko was on crutches after the game.
Keith Langlois had this to say in his post-game report:
Jerebko’s injury was characterized as a right Achilles strain and that – more than the leaky defense or the lax caretaking of the basketball – was the concern as the Pistons pulled away from American Airlines Arena late Tuesday night. Jerebko will require further examination on Wednesday to determine the extent of the injury, but the immediate outlook isn’t good.
It went beyond that, too. Late in the game, rookie Terrico White suffered a broken right foot. He’ll be re-examined on Wednesday, as well, before any timetable for his return is established.
Jerebko was one of the best defenders on a squad with a very suspect defense so this injury is a major blow to the team. White wasn’t going to see much playing time but you never want to see a rookie injured so early in the season when he should be learning the fundamentals of the NBA game.