Rodney Stuckey Injury: Updates on Pistons Guard's Knee and Return

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistDecember 7, 2013

Dec 3, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Detroit Pistons shooting guard Rodney Stuckey (3) takes a breather during the first half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
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A sore knee knocked Rodney Stuckey out of the Detroit Pistons' game against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.

Justin White of Fox Sports Detroit broke the news.

Rodney Stuckey out for the rest of the game because of a sore knee. #Pistons

— Justin White (@JustinWhite33) December 8, 2013

According to Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News, Stuckey had looked over at Arnie Kander, Detroit's strength and conditioning coach, on the bench to signal that something was wrong.

Stuckey turned the ball over and turned straight to Arnie Kander. He's got knee tendonitis so it could've flared up. KCP back

— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) December 8, 2013

The injury couldn't come at a worse time for the seventh-year guard. He's having one of the best seasons of his NBA career, leading the team with 16.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting. His player efficiency rating of 18.3 is third on the team.

He has been one of the major bright spots for a Pistons team that has underwhelmed this year despite adding Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings in the offseason.

At least the injury doesn't appear to be serious. The only issue is how much longer the sore knee will linger for Stuckey.