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Brandon Jennings injury: Point guard hyperextends left thumb vs. Hawks

Brandon Jennings hopes it will not cause him to miss any time.

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Brandon Jennings was playing tight defense on Jeff Teague -- no, really -- and reached for a steal, but came out with an injured left hand. Jennings started shaking his hand immediately, as Teague went to score, and held it behind his back as he took the inbounds pass. He tried to play through it, but was lifted for Augustin a minute later and did not return.

After the game, it was announced that Jennings hyperextended his left thumb. He had it taped pretty heavily, but told media that he hopes it will not cost him any time. The Pistons don't play again until Tuesday, so he has some time to get treatment and rest it.

Asked when it happened exactly, Jennings interestingly responded, "When Teague started flopping with that little thing he does," and threw his arm up, like that little thing guards do. Jennings probably meant no ill-will with that comment -- after all, he was just warned for flopping himself.


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