Gbinije continues to deal with some soreness in his right forearm, an injury that's kept him sidelined for nearly two weeks. He'll continue to receive treatment moving forward, but even when healthy, he's not expected to see the court if the Pistons are in a competitive contest.
Gbinije (forearm) was able to practice Tuesday, MLive.com's David Mayo reports.
Gbinije has been sidelined for the last two weeks with a significant forearm bruise, but his return to practice signals that a return to game action could be forthcoming. The rookie second-round pick hasn't been a member of the Pistons' rotation this season, so even once he's deemed ready to go, he could be a healthy inactive in most games.
Gbinije (forearm) is listed as doubtful for Friday's game against the Jazz.
The Pistons have offered no indication that Gbinije, who has been bothered by the bruised left forearm for more than a week, has returned to full practice, so it seems likely that he'll be in store for additional absences. The rookie's last appearance came back on Dec. 26, and he didn't play in any of the Pistons' three games prior to the injury first surfacing.
Gbinije (forearm) has been ruled out Thursday versus the Hornets, Perry A. Farrell of the Detroit Free Press reports. "[Gbinije] can't do anything," coach Stan Van Gundy said. "He's not doing anything in practice. Mike's just not healthy to play. He's hurt. He dunked the ball and hit his forearm on the rim. Then when they were playing one-on-one after practice he got hit on it again. He can't even catch the ball and he can't shoot it at all."
It sounds like this could be a multi-game absence for Gbinije, who can't catch or shoot a basketball due to a forearm injury. He's already been ruled out Tuesday and appears to be trending towards missing Saturday's game against the Trail Blazers as well, although even at full strength, Gbinije is not a player who has fantasy relevance.
While the severity of the injury is unclear, it's causing him enough discomfort to keep him sidelined Tuesday. However, even when Gbinije is healthy, he's not a regular part of the Pistons' rotation and isn't worth a look in the majority of fantasy leagues. He's averaged just 3.6 minutes per game so far this season.
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