Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy has revealed that point guard Brandon Jennings is likely to make his comeback in mid to late December.
Jennings, who underwent surgery to repair a left Achilles tendon which he ruptured in January, initially thought that he would be out of action for six to nine months. However, that timeline seems to have been pushed back as the 25-year-old has not made a full recovery just yet.
"We don’t know where Brandon is going to be health-wise," Van Gundy told Detroit Sports 105.1. "Right now, he’s still recovering. We’re probably looking at mid to late December to have him back."
With Jennings set to miss almost half of the upcoming season, Reggie Jackson is likely to become the Pistons' go-to point guard.
Jackson was traded to the Pistons by the Oklahoma City Thunder in February and went on to sign a five-year, $80 million deal with the franchise in July following his stellar performance last season, which saw him average 17.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 9.2 assists in the 27 games he played for the Pistons.