Brandon Jennings PG DET 1 month ago

Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings could miss the start of the upcoming season as he continues to recover from an Achilles injury, according to MLive.com. Jennings tore his left Achilles tendon in January and is questionable at best for training camp as he continues his rehab in Las Vegas. "Obviously [Jennings is] still not at the point of running or anything," coach Stan Van Gundy said. "Can start to do a little bit more activity all the time. We're hopeful. We've still got about 14 weeks before the season opens. We've got a long time. We're hoping that he will be back and ready to play but it may not be at the beginning of the year. We'll just have to see." Jennings is approximately six months removed from surgery and his role with the team upon his return is unclear, as guard Reggie Jackson was signed to a long-term contract earlier this summer.

Brandon Jennings PG DET 2 months ago

Jennings (Achilles) is expected to be ready in time for training camp, Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears reports.

Jennings' recovery is progressing rather quickly, as he tore his Achilles in late-January and is expected to be ready to participate in training camp, which begins in September. Assuming the Pistons re-sign Reggie Jackson, Jennings will compete with Jackson for minutes at the point guard spot, and it's possible the two could play together in certain lineups.

Brandon Jennings PG DET 3 months ago

Jennings (Achilles) says strength and conditioning coach Arnie Kandet speculates that the point guard could return to the court by August, David Mayo of MLive.com reports.

Should Jennings remain on this schedule, he would return in time for training camp. He was the starting point guard when he went down with the injury, but should the Pistons retain unrestricted free agent Reggie Jackson this offseason, Jennings will have to work and compete with Jackson to earn his job as a starter back.

Brandon Jennings PG DET 4 months ago

Jennings appeared in and started 41 games before a ruptured Achilles in January cut his season short.

The Pistons got off to a horrendous start to the season, but Jennings was one of the primary reasons they were able to temporarily right the ship after annexing Josh Smith. During a 10-game stretch in which the Pistons went 9-1 and surged into the Eastern Conference playoff discussion, Jennings averaged 20.3 points, 7.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds while shooting 47 percent from the field and 42.2 percent from three. It was easily his best stretch of the season and arguably the most consistent stretch of his career. Jennings' numbers regressed a bit over the next week, but he posted a ridiculous 24-point, 21-assist line on Jan. 21, the last full game he'd play before the injury. Jennings was given a 6-to-9 month recovery timetable, so he'll likely be ready right around the time the 2015-16 season kicks off. As of mid-March he had begun weight training, and the rehab appears to be progressing as expected. Jennings enters the offseason with one year remaining on the three-year deal he signed with Detroit in the summer of 2013. His future with the franchise is murky at this point, however, after the Pistons traded for restricted-free-agent-to-be, Reggie Jackson, at the deadline. If Jackson re-signs with Detroit, Jennings would likely become expendable, meaning the Pistons may look to deal his expiring contract. If they opt to hold onto Jennings, it's likely he'll come off the bench behind Jackson as he works his way back from the Achilles injury.

Brandon Jennings PG DET 6 months ago

Jennings (Achilles) is able to start weight training.

Jennings seems to be progressing nicely from a full tear in his Achilles that he suffered in late January. However, there are serious question marks regarding his future as he makes his way back from serious injury. Only time will tell, but it's still unclear if he'll play at the same level that he once did before suffering the career-altering injury.

Brandon Jennings PG DET 6 months ago

Jennings (Achilles) is expecting to walk without a boot in two weeks, David Mayo of MLive Media reports.

Jennings is reportedly three weeks ahead of schedule but will still miss the remainder of the season after tearing his Achilles earlier in the year. There's still a long road to recovery although this news certainly bodes well for his availability for the 2015-16 season.

Brandon Jennings PG DET 7 months ago

Jennings has a full tear in his Achilles and will miss the remainder of the season, The Detroit News reports.

An MRI on Sunday revealed the unfortunate news that has been expected since Jennings left Saturday's game against the Bucks with the injury. There's a wide range for his potential return to action as the likely timeline is 6-9 months. His status will be updated throughout the process as D.J. Augustin takes over starting point guard duties for the rest of the season.

Brandon Jennings PG DET 7 months ago

Jennings (leg) tweeted out "6/9months" which is likely his timetable for return, meaning that he would miss the rest of the season.

This timeline for return still has not been confirmed by the Pistons organization, although there's growing fear that he tore his Achilles against the Bucks on Saturday so the 6-9 months recovery period makes intuitive sense. Jennings was scheduled for an MRI sometime Sunday, and official news on his situation will be released in short order.

Brandon Jennings PG DET 7 months ago

Jennings (leg) may have torn his Achilles, but nothing will be confirmed until MRI results are released Sunday, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Jennings was writhing around the floor in severe pain. It was gut-wrenching to watch him clutch at the back of his leg in pain, and unfortunately, it appears Jennings' season would be over if he did indeed tear his Achilles. Most players that suffer an injury like that are never able to fully return to their past level of play. D.J. Augustin is worth a flier pick-up in all standard leagues, and Spencer Dinwiddie should be added to all watch lists.

Brandon Jennings PG DET 7 months ago

Jennings was in a boot and on crutches leaving the arena following Saturday's game, FOXSports Wisconsin reports. There was some speculation from reporters that he may have suffered an Achilles injury. Jennings will be out for the "foreseeable future".

With Jennings down and out, D.J. Augustin is the prudent pick-up right now in all standard leagues. Jennings should be hed onto until an official diagnoses is released, which is expected to come Sunday. He left Saturday's game in considerable pain, and some of his teammates expressed their concern and support after the game. Rookie point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, the man with the greatest mustache since Magnum P.I., could also see a big enough increase in minutes that he could become relevant in deeper leagues.