(NEW YORK) — Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings will miss at least three weeks due to an impacted wisdom tooth and hairline fracture at the base of it, the team announced Tuesday.
Jennings will be re-evaluated after a three-week immobilization period.
With the Pistons’ first regular season game coming up on Oct. 30 and Rodney Stuckey out with a broken right thumb, the team could play Chauncey Billups, Will Bynum or rookie Peyton Siva at point guard.
The Pistons signed Jennings to a three-year, $24 million contract this offseason.
Jennings, 24, averaged 17.5 points, 6.5 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.56 steals per game last season.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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