Reggie Jackson’s status for the Pistons preseason opener tomorrow night is up in the air after coming up lame in practice today, as was reported by several beat reporters on Twitter. The official prognosis at this point is a sore right adductor, a muscle in the upper thigh.
No issue with knee, but Reggie Jackson pulled out of #Pistons practice with tightness in his groin today. Availability for tomorrow TBD— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) October 3, 2017
#Pistons Reggie Jackson (right adductor) pulled up lame today. Listed as day-to-day.— NerdOnPistons ♂️ (@Vincent_Ellis56) October 3, 2017
Reports had been mostly optimistic for Jackson’s health up to this point, with most of the attention on his knee for the tendonitis that undermined his season last year. But he’s only been cleared for full basketball activities for a couple of weeks now.
The plan has been to ease Jackson into the season, building some of the confidence that wasn’t there for the point guard last year. So it seems like Stan Van Gundy would most likely play it conservatively with Jackson playing through pain again this year.
Jon Leuer also left a scrimmage over the weekend with a mild ankle sprain, so it’ll be worth watching if he is able to make his preseason debut tomorrow.
The Pistons start their preseason tomorrow against the Charlotte Hornets in the first basketball game at Little Caesar’s Arena.