RealGM has the press release
The Detroit Pistons announced today injury updates on forward Jonas Jerebko.
Pistons medical staff confirmed today through an MRI that Jerebko suffered a partially ruptured Achilles tendon on his right leg during the first quarter in last night’s game at Miami. He is scheduled to have surgery on Friday, October 8 and is expected to miss the next five-to-six months.
It looked like the Pistons were going to start him at the four and give him a considerable amount of minutes there which would have been a bone-headed decision that hurt them all year long.
So a blessing in disguise for Detroit.
Update: Jerebko is expected to miss about five months which is nearly the entire season.
Hopefully, this will lead to the Pistons moving Greg Monroe into the starting lineup where he will play as much time as possible alongside the likes of Ben Wallace, Rip Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince.
I am still quite interested in John Kuester as a head coaching prospect but it looks like his struggles with the Pistons are set to continue + that he’ll be on his way out of Detroit by the end of the season.
I hope he gets another shot as a head coach in the NBA sometime in the future with an easier to manage roster.