Last month, the Detroit Pistons made the disappointing announcement that Reggie Jackson would be sidelined for several weeks due to surgery on his left knee. It was expected that he could miss up to two months. According to the Detroit News’ Rod Beard, Jackson is set to begin on-court activities.
#Pistons SVG said Reggie Jackson will begin basketball activities on Monday, which is 4 weeks into rehab from knee tendinitis.
— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) November 6, 2016
This is a major step forward for Jackson just under a month removed from his surgery. It shows that he could be just a couple of weeks away from his return. First, he will need to demonstrate that he can handle all the individual drills then physical contact followed by either 3-on-3 or 5-on-5 scrimmages.
It’s a process that the Pistons should go through careful given the extent of his injury. There’s no need to rush him back if he’s not ready yet. In the meantime, Detroit will continue to roll with Ish Smith, who is currently seventh in the NBA with 7.5 assists per game.