Jennings (Achilles) participated in full-court drills at Wednesday's practice, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports. Jennings has been a partial participant in recent practices, but Wednesday marked his first full-court work since tearing his Achilles midway through last season. Coach Stan Van Gundy said Jennings played roughly 10 minutes of full-court 4-on-4, and Van Gundy added that the Pistons are still hoping to have Jennings back around Christmas time.
Jennings (Achilles) practiced partially Thursday, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports. Jennings participated in parts of some contact drills and played 4-on-4. According to Langlois, Jennings was knocked to the floor at one point by teammate Aron Baynes, and Jennings responded by saying "it was good," implying that he's comfortable taking full contact. An exact return date is yet to be revealed, but the hope is that Jennings will be back at full strength sometime in December.
Jennings (Achilles) took part in practice with the full group Sunday but left the court when the Pistons began five-on-five work, MLive.com's David Mayo reports. Jennings was able to get involved in a few drills, but he's still facing some limitations while he works his way back from Achilles surgery. He's expected to resume full-contact work in the second half of November, which should put him on course to return around Christmas Day.
Jennings (Achilles) said he hopes to return to practice next week, MLive.com reports. Jennings has not participated in contact practice since tearing his Achilles last January, but he said he hopes to be back on the floor as soon as Thursday or Friday. "I'm close," Jennings said. "I can feel it. I'm going to come back good." All along, Jennings has been aiming to return to contact work in November with the goal of playing in games around Christmas time. That timetable appears to be intact, so barring a setback, expect Jennings back on the court within the next month-and-a-half.
An Achilles issue did not keep Pistons guard Brandon Jennings from participating in his first team drills of training camp Tuesday, per Keith Langlois of NBA.com. Stan Van Gundy said Jennings took part in a non-contact defensive drill. It's just a small step for the point guard, who is expected to miss several weeks of the regular season while he continues to recover surgery.
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