Jerami Grant will miss the Detroit Pistons‘ remaining seven games this season due to a left calf strain, the team announced on Monday.
The injury occurred during the first quarter of Friday’s home loss to the Washington Wizards. Grant exited the game with 4:30 to play in the quarter. It isn’t clear exactly when or how Grant strained his calf.
This season, Grant averaged 19.2 points and 4.1 rebounds in just 47 games played — a career-low. A torn ligament in his right thumb and a COVID-19 infection caused him to miss 24 consecutive games from Dec. 12 until Jan. 30, and he also missed two games due to right knee inflammation earlier this month, and a game against the Atlanta Hawks on Oct. 25 because of a left elbow infection.
Next season will be the final year of Grant’s three-year, $60 million contract that he signed during the 2020 offseason. This offseason, he will be eligible for an extension worth up to $112 million over four years.
Following Sunday’s loss to the New York Knicks, the Pistons (20-55 overall) were in a three-way tie with the Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic for the NBA’s worst record, and best lottery odds.
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