Pistons guard Frank Jackson has been diagnosed with a lateral ankle sprain after undergoing tests on his right ankle, the team announced today in a press release. Jackson injured the ankle in the second quarter of Detroit’s loss to New York on Wednesday.
According to the Pistons, Jackson will be reevaluated in about seven-to-10 days, at which point an update on his status will be provided.
Jackson is averaging a career-high 10.7 PPG this season for the Pistons in 33 games. His 22.7 minutes per game are also a career high and his role has only increased recently due to a series of COVID-related absences and injuries. He was in the starting lineup for Detroit’s last three games.
The Pistons’ options at the point guard spot will be extremely limited in the short term, with Jackson, Cade Cunningham, Cory Joseph, and Saben Lee all either injured or in the health and safety protocols. Hardship additions Derrick Walton and Justin Robinson figure to take the lead on ball-handling responsibilities until the team starts getting some of its regulars back.