In the middle of one of his best games of the season, Reggie Jackson turned an ankle while driving to the hoop midway through the third quarter against the Indiana Pacers. Jackson went down hard and was clearly in considerable pain.
He immediately went to the locker room, unable to put weight on the ankle. We’ll keep you posted on the verdict of the injury and any updates on a timeline for Jackson’s return.
Jackson’s injury leaves the Pistons potentially missing both parts of their starting backcourt, as Avery Bradley continues to recover from an ankle injury. Ish Smith will presumably step into the starting lineup if Jackson misses time.
After a down season last year due to knee injury, Jackson has played much better this season. Here’s hoping it’s not too serious.
UPDATE: Stan Van Gundy says Jackson’s x-ray came back negative, just a sprained ankle. They’ll do a MRI tomorrow to determine how long Jackson looks to be out.