Jackson went through 3-on-3 half court work Wednesday, James Edwards of The Athletic Detroit reports. The Pistons were hoping to have Jackson practice last weekend, though that never appeared to come to fruition. However, on Wednesday, Jackson was able to go through some 3-on-3 work and coach Stan Van Gundy said afterward that it was "encouraging." While Jackson will likely need to take part in full-contact 5-on-5 drills before being given the green light for a return, he still appears to be inching closer. He won't play Thursday against the Nuggets, but could return as soon as Saturday's matchup with the Trail Blazers.
The Pistons are unsure if Jackson (ankle) will be able to practice over the weekend, James Edwards of The Athletic reports. While Jackson has been cleared to run and shoot for nearly two weeks, it's very much unclear when he'll be able to return to full-contact practices, and coach Stan Van Gundy said Friday that Jackson getting back on the floor Sunday would be the "best-case scenario." That's not exactly the most encouraging statement, but more information should be available after Friday's game against the Bulls, as Detroit then has three full days off before Tuesday's matchup with the Jazz in Salt Lake City.
Coach Stan Van Gundy said he's hopeful Jackson (ankle) can return to practice at some point prior to the team's West Coast road trip on Mar. 13, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports. Jackson was cleared for light running and shooting last week and continues to trend in the right direction for a return by the end of March. The current plan is to try and have Jackson practice at some point prior in the next two weeks, though that will likely depend on how his ankle feels following an increase in activity. Look for additional updates to become available once that trip approaches and his eventual return would mean less playing time for guys like Jameer Nelson, Ish Smith and Langston Galloway.
Jackson (ankle) has been cleared for light running and shooting, but he's still without a timetable for return, James Edward of The Athletic Detroit reports. Jackson has been sidelined since Dec. 28 with a Grade 3 right ankle sprain and while he continues to progress in his recovery, a return doesn't appear to be forthcoming. He's doing some light shooting and running, but until he's able to take contact, Jackson will remain on the sidelines. No updated timetable has been provided at this point, so in the meantime, look for Ish Smith to continue his stint with the top unit at point guard, while Jameer Nelson and Langston Galloway see some extra time off the bench.
Jackson (ankle) isn't expected to return to game action until early March, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports. Shortly after suffering a Grade 3 right ankle sprain in a Dec. 26 game against the Pacers, Jackson was given a projected recovery timetable of 6-to-8 weeks. Jackson has already passed the six-week mark, but the most recent update from the team suggests the point guard won't likely be cleared to resume running until the All-Star break. That likely puts Jackson in store for a lengthier absence than initially expected, giving his replacement in the starting five, Ish Smith, a longer window of fantasy relevance. Perhaps in response to Jackson's slow recovery, the Pistons made a move at the trade deadline to bolster their depth at point guard, acquiring veteran Jameer Nelson from the Bulls on Thursday.
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