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Pistons' Jerami Grant out at least six weeks with thumb injury

Rod Beard
The Detroit News

In a season that already has been difficult for the Pistons, the news isn’t getting any better — and it may not get better for a while. 

Jerami Grant, the team’s leading scorer, has a UCL ligament sprain in his right (shooting) thumb and he will be sidelined until he is re-evaluated in six weeks, the team announced Sunday morning. 

Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) shoots over Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma (33).

Grant suffered the injury in the first quarter of Friday’s loss at New Orleans after he fell to the court and appeared to land on the thumb. Grant received medical attention and he returned to the game in the second half with a wrap on the thumb.

In his second season with the Pistons, Grant is averaging 20.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and he’s shooting 33% on 3-pointers. Losing Grant is a huge blow for the Pistons (4-21), who have lost 11 straight games and have the league’s worst record.

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