AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Detroit rookie Andre Drummond is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a stress fracture in his back.
The Pistons announced the injury before Friday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs, who are banged up themselves. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are expected to miss the game.
The 6-foot-11 Drummond is averaging 7.3 points and 7.5 rebounds this season. He was selected to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge as part of All-Star Weekend later this month.
Drummond does not need surgery, and team doctors anticipate a full recovery with rest and rehabilitation.
Duncan was out on the court shooting about two hours before Friday's game, but he's been bothered by a sore left knee. Ginobili has left hamstring tightness.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Nuggets vs. Lakers Prediction Are the Lakers a safe bet to beat and cover against the Nuggets tonight when they host Denver at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Timberwolves vs. Spurs Prediction Will the Spurs blowout the Timberwolves as a heavy home favorite tonight at 8:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Mavericks vs. Bulls Pick Will the Dallas Mavericks or Chicago Bulls manage a third straight win when the two meet up tonight at 8PM ET?
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Nets Prediction The Nets are double-digit home underdogs tonight against the Raptors at 7:30PM ET. Is Brooklyn worth a play for bettors?
Thumbnail Rockets vs. Heat Prediction The Rockets are laying a decent amount of points tonight to the Heat at 7:30PM ET. Will Houston cover?
Advertisement

NBA Team Pages