An injury Jerami Grant endured Friday night before the New Orleans Pelicans are set to hold him off for quite some time. According to a report by Shams Charania and James Edwards of The Athletic, Grant tore a ligament in his right thumb during Detroit Pistons‘The 109-93 loss to the Pelicans, and as a result, he will be sidelined for an indefinite amount of time.
Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant has torn a ligament in his right thumb and will be out indefinitely, sources tell me and @JLEdwardsIII. Grant is averaging 20.1 points and 4.8 rebounds this season.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 12, 2021
Report has been confirmed by Omari Sankofa of Detroit Free Press.
Confirms The Athletic’s report that Jerami Grant is out indefinitely with his right thumb injured. Today he took the test earlier. A tough and tough game for a Pistons team that has lost 11 games in a row and is still awaiting the return of Kelly Olynyk from a knee injury.
– Omari Sankofa II (@omarisankofa) December 12, 2021
Despite being injured in the first quarter of the game, Grant played 28 minutes on Friday, scoring 11 points in a 5-on-14 shoot. Grant is the team’s top scorer and has been on the tally this season. , averaging 20.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 tackles in 33.2 minutes per game.
As a member of the United States men’s basketball team that won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Grant’s Pistons team can’t exactly match that team’s level of success. Detroit currently has the worst record in the NBA, going 4-21 for the year on a record of 11 of the worst losses in the current league. While Cade Cunningham1 pick overall in the 2021 NBA Draft, having started playing more and getting used to life in the league, the Pistons will now have to find a way to fix that streak without their best player.
https://uproxx.com/dimemag/jerami-grant-right-thumb-injury-details-detroit-pistons/ Jerami Grant passed away indefinitely due to torn thumb ligament