Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) - Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond is
expected to miss four to six weeks after sustaining a stress fracture of the
fifth lumbar vertebra in his back.
The ninth overall pick in this past year's NBA Draft originally injured his
back in a Feb. 4 contest against the Knicks, but did further damage to it two
days later against the Brooklyn Nets.
According to team officials, Drummond has been placed in a customary brace and
his activity levels will be modified as his injury heals. He is expected to
make a full recovery.
The 19-year-old was off to a promising start in his NBA career. In 50
contests, Drummond has recorded averages of 7.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.7
blocks in 19.7 minutes per game off the bench for Detroit.
The Sports Network