Pistons forward to miss up to five months with Achilles injury.
Posted by Matt Moore
Lost in the insignificant hamstring injury of Dwyane Wade was the fact that Jonas Jerebko went down in a nasty collision last night and immediately went to the locker room. The initial diagnosis was an achilles strain. Turns out that was pre-tests, because today Pistons radio is reporting Jerebko tore his Achilles tendon , and will miss at least three months , with some estimates as great as five months .
This would be the same Pistons team that was hoping to shake off the injury woes of last year. They also lost Terrico White to a broken foot . The big issue here is that the Pistons were looking to possibly move Tayshaun Prince who Jerebko has backed up at small forward, and aren't exactly deep in the frontcourt, with Greg Monroe and Ben Wallace their only real options outside of Jason Maxiell at this point. Beyond that, Jerebko made a name for himself as last year as an extremely solid young player with good effort, instincts, and energy. Losing him is going to be a significant blow to the team, just hours after it was announced they'd been sold.
Guess the luck carries over in the paperwork.