DETROIT, Mich. — The Detroit Pistons’ worst fears have been confirmed.
The team announced Sunday that point guard Brandon Jennings ruptured his left Achilles tendon during Saturday’s 101-86 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
The injury occurred on a non-contact play in the third quarter as Jennings moved towards an inbounds pass.
Although the Pistons do not have a timetable set for Jennings’ recovery, the 25-year-old tweeted an estimate of 6-9 months on Sunday.
Jennings averaged 15.4 points and 6.6 assists in 41 games this season. The Pistons have two other point guards on their roster: seven-year veteran D.J. Augustin and 2014 second-round pick Spencer Dinwiddie.