UPDATE: Saturday, March 23, at 5:55 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos
After sitting out the Detroit Pistons' last four contests, point guard Brandon Knight will resume his usual role in the starting lineup when the team takes on the Charlotte Bobcats, according to The Detroit Free Press' Vincent Ellis:
Knight (left ankle) back in the starting lineup after missing four games. #Pistons #Bobcats3/23/2013, 9:43:40 PM
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UPDATE: Wednesday, March 13, at 2:55 p.m. ET by Patrick Clarke
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UPDATE: Monday, March 11, at 11:51 p.m. ET by Michael Dulka
The news following Detroit's 103-90 loss to the Utah Jazz was definitely mixed as Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted the following:
Adrian Wojnarowski @WojVerticalNBA
X-rays negative on Detroit guard Brandon Knight's left ankle, but injury appears to be a "significant" sprain, league source tells Y!3/12/2013, 3:46:29 AM
It's unfortunate that the injury is significant, but good that the x-rays were negative. It seems that Knight will miss a good amount of games with the injury, but an MRI will likely determine the severity of the injury and a timeline will be set from there.
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The Pistons' official Twitter account posted:
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
#BK7 rolls his ankle on a drive and is helped to the locker room. Since he could not shoot the free throws, he can't re-enter the game.3/12/2013, 1:19:56 AM
Detroit beat writer for The Detroit News, Vincent Goodwill, also posted:
Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill
Knight is up, putting no weight on his ankle...his face is one of agony. #Pistons3/12/2013, 1:17:15 AM
Pistons.com editor Keith Langlois revealed that the injury was a sprain, and that Knight wouldn't be coming back into the game—even if he wanted to.
Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois
BK's injury is a left ankle sprain .. done for the night, but he had to be anyway after not shooting the FTs.3/12/2013, 1:29:26 AM
Whilst the severity of the sprain, or how long he might be our for, is not yet know, it certainly does cap off a tough 24 hours for the 20-year-old guard.
Knight's attempted block at a DeAndre Jordan dunk yesterday went horribly wrong, with video and commentary on the incident going viral across the globe.
Utah would go on to lose that game 129-97—taking their losing streak to five games in a row as they now sit a struggling 23-42 overall in the Eastern Conference.
Rodney Stuckey will likely take over for Knight whilst his injury is assessed, and could become the starting shooting guard at the franchise if his injury is serious. The 26-year-old is averaging 10.6 points and 3.4 assists per game in 27.6 minutes so far in 2013.
Knight has been strong in his second season for the Pistons so far this year—averaging 14.0 points per game on 0.414 percent field goal shooting.
His three-point percentage, 0.373, has also been strong, and when coupled with his average 4.2 assists and 3.5 rebounds, has made for a very solid year to date, even if the last 24 hours suggest otherwise.
Keep checking back in with Bleacher Report for all the latest updates and information on Knight's ankle injury.
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