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Timetable for Pistons forward Jerami Grant’s return from injury, revealed

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The Detroit Pistons received some brutal injury news about a week ago when it was announced that forward Jerami Grant had suffered torn ligaments in his thumb and would be out indefinitely. A timetable for Grant’s absence has been established, according to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.

Pistons fans already knew that the team would be without Jerami Grant for the foreseeable future, but this update definitely still hurts. At least Grant had successful surgery to repair the UCL ligament in his thumb.

Detroit will now be without Grant for the next six weeks, at least. The franchise will reevaluate the Syracuse product at the end of that timetable and determine a more specific date for his return to the court.

Grant has taken a massive step forward since arriving in Detroit back in 2020, as he’s averaged 21.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.1 blocks per game in 78 contests across two seasons.

The 27-year-old forward, who inked a three-year, $60 million contract with the Pistons during the 2020 NBA offseason, has been the subject of trade rumors with Detroit sitting at 4-23, the worst record in the NBA.

Grant’s injury certainly throws a wrench in teams’ trade plans, though it’s still entirely possible that he will be dealt. Meanwhile, the Pistons will have to navigate the next several weeks without their highest scorer.

While the Jerami Grant injury update is disappointing, it will give the Pistons a chance to see even more of their young talent, such as Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, and Frank Jackson, in action.