While center Andre Drummond is the franchise cornerstone, Reggie Jackson might be in the running for most valuable Piston. The team’s offense revolves completely around the Drummond-Jackson pick-and-roll, and Jackson’s absence will hurt the Pistons’ production mightily.
Jackson returned to the Pistons’ practice facility on Wednesday, walking on crutches a day after undergoing plasma injections into his knee joint and his right thumb.
Jackson posted an Instagram video after the procedure in New York:
“I think I was actually happier leaving the hospital yesterday than I have been in about a week,” Jackson said. “Once I got the procedure, it was like a burden was let off, kind of a sigh of relief. Now it’s back to recovery, back to thinking about getting back to the court.”
Jackson described the tendinitis as a “sharp needle” stuck in your knee.
While the Pistons’ offense is in better hands this season with Ish Smith in relief of Jackson than it would have been last year with Steve Blake, the team is hopeful for a swift recovery.