A few weeks ago, the Detroit Pistons received discouraging news involving their star point guard Reggie Jackson, who was expected to miss six to eight weeks due to tendinitis in his left knee. However, Jackson believes he will be ready to return to action in about a month.
Talked to Reggie Jackson briefly this morning. In his mind, he will be on the floor getting ready 4 weeks from procedure date. #Pistons
— NerdOnTw1tter (@Vincent_Ellis56) October 22, 2016
This is certainly exciting news for the Pistons that will only have to be without his services for a few weeks. Jackson is coming off his most productive campaign averaging a team-high 18.8 points while leading the team to their first playoff berth since the 2008-09 season. In order for Detroit to return to the playoffs, Jackson will need to play a major part once again.
His absence will make offseason addition Ish Smith the temporary replacement. Smith demonstrated that he could be a capable point guard last season averaging 14.7 points with 7.0 assists in 32.4 per game in 50 games played all as a starter. He should be able to keep the Pistons afloat on the position while Jackson recovers from his injury.