Meeks (foot) underwent surgery on his right foot and is expected to be out three to four months, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports. Meeks injured his foot in the Pistons' season opener on Wednesday night. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope cements himself as the starting shooting-guard with Meeks out for an extended period. Reggie Bullock figures to see his minutes increase of the bench. Rookie second-round pick Darrun Hilliard could also see some action due to the injury.
Meeks has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture in his right foot and is out indefinitely, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports. The Pistons have not released a timetable for Meeks' return, but he will likely be sidelined several weeks. With Meeks sidelined, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will have a little more security as the Pistons' starting shooting guard, and Reggie Bullock figures to see more minutes off the bench.
Meeks suffered a right foot injury in Wednesday's game and will not return. Meeks underwent X-rays after exiting Wednesday's game, and the team has not released more details on his status, but they did announce his injury as "soreness" and not something more severe. Expect an update on Meeks' status when more details are released.
Pistons guard Jodie Meeks is averaging 10.5 points on 48.3 percent shooting while seeing just over 23 minutes per game across four preseason contests. Though Meeks saw both his minutes and scoring fall upon moving from the Lakers to the Pistons last season, he'll still remain an integral figure in coach Stan Van Gundy's rotation. While he won't provide much defensive value, Meeks is capable of providing instant offense off the bench, which isn't insignificant on a team that ranked 17th in the league in scoring last season.
Pistons guard Jodie Meeks put up 24 points in 27 minutes Sunday to help lift the Pistons over the Hornets 116-77.Meeks shot eight of 12 from the floor and collected three steals in the win.The 24 points was the most Meeks has scored since Dec. 30.
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