The Detroit Pistons announced in a press release Tuesday that guard Brandon Jennings will not play in Chicago on Wednesday or in Cleveland on Thursday after missing the last two preseason games with wisdom tooth discomfort.
An examination by Dr. Robert Weaver on Monday revealed an impacted wisdom tooth and a hairline fracture of the mandible at the base of the tooth. Treatment will include immobilization for a three-week period and he will be re-evaluated at that time. The condition will keep Jennings out through at least the first four of the Pistons’ regular season games.
Jennings came the the Pistons during the offseason in a sign-and-trade deal with the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guards Brandon Knight, Khris Middleton, and center Viacheslav Kravtsov. Jennings was expected to be the Opening Night starter at point guard for the Pistons.
Jennings made headlines last month when he was allegedly involved in a club fight with rapper The Game, where the musician reportedly punched him in the face during a birthday party. Neither side has commented on the altercation.
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