Pistons lose Jennings to ruptured Achilles
TORONTO – Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings will miss the rest of the season after he ruptured his left Achilles' tendon.
Jennings was injured in Saturday's 101-86 loss at Milwaukee. It's a huge blow for Detroit, which had rebounded after a terrible start.
"It's definitely a tough loss for us," Pistons forward Greg Monroe said. "He's a huge part of the success we've had recently."
Jennings had a magnetic resonance imaging exam Sunday that confirmed the injury, which will require surgery. No timetable is being placed on his return.
Jennings, 25, averaged 15.4 points and 6.6 assists in 41 games this season. Coach Stan Van Gundy said Saturday that D.J. Augustin will have to play a bigger role with Jennings out. Augustin got off to a good start Sunday by scoring 35 points, but it wasn't enough as the Pistons lost to the Toronto Raptors 114-110. Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and 11 rebounds for Toronto.
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