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Brandon Jennings suffers minor setback in rehab for Achilles injury

Brandon Jennings is dealing with a Baker's cyst in his knee, according to team.

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Brandon Jennings suffered a setback in his near year-long attempt to come back from an Achilles injury, according to team president and head coach Stan Van Gundy.

Van Gundy said Jennings has a Baker's cyst behind his knee, and it should set his recovery back a day or two, according to Detroit News reporter Rod Beard.

Beard also reports that Van Gundy also said that Jennings isn't yet in game shape, and that he should return to the floor in about three weeks.

A Baker's cyst is a fluid-filled cyst that could cause swelling and tightness behind your knee, according to the Mayo clinic. While the primary causes of a Baker's cyst are usually related to a problem with arthritis or cartilage, there is no further details on the cause of Jenning's cyst.

The fact that the setback is expected to affect Jennings for only a couple days should be seen as a good sign, but is also another reminder that coming back from an injury is no easy task and there is no telling when Jenning will truly be ready to hit the floor.