Surgery has been broached. Leuer keeps pushing back, hoping the ankle he’s rolled so many times responds as it always has before. “I haven’t been even trying to think about that,” he said. “I try to just eliminate that from my mind while I’ve been going through this rehab process. Doctors have said that may be the only option, but I’m not trying to think about that yet.” If surgery is necessary, Leuer is looking at another extended absence. “Hopefully not the whole season, but that’s something that … I would cross that bridge when I get there.”
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Rod Beard: #Pistons update on Jon Leuer: Left ankle sprain, coupled with a strain of the peroneal muscle. A joint lubrication injection was performed today by a team physician to help control symptoms. Leuer will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks to determine the progress of his rehab.
Rod Beard: #Pistons SVG says Jon Leuer did some shooting today but he’s still not close to returning.
Rod Beard: #Pistons Jon Leuer (left ankle sprain) is out tonight. Didn’t realize I could have copy-pasted this two weeks ago.
Rod Beard: #Pistons SVG says Jon Leuer (sprained left ankle) is OUT again tonight vs. #Timberwolves. He’ll have another MRI tomorrow.
Rod Beard: #Pistons SVG said Jon Leuer (sprained left ankle) had an MRI but it showed no structural damage, so it’s a soft-tissue issue. Still likely doubtful for tonight vs. #Pacers.
Rod Beard: #Pistons Reggie Bullock will start; SVG confirmed that Stanley Johnson (hip flexor) and Jon Leuer (sprained left ankle) are OUT.
Rod Beard: FWIW, Jon Leuer (sprained left ankle) is in a walking boot. SVG said Leuer is out tonight and doubtful for tomorrow vs. #Kings.
Rod Beard: #Pistons Jon Leuer has a mild ankle sprain.
It’s unclear how long Leuer will be out, but coach Stan Van Gundy indicated it’s likely not serious, but they’re being cautious. While Leuer is sidelined, Tobias Harris will start in his place. “Obviously, we’re concerned; we don’t think it’s any major problem but he’s got some fluid in there,” Van Gundy said following Tuesday morning’s shootaround at Golden 1 Center. “(Team physician) Dr. (Stephen) Lemos will look at the MRI today and then we’ll get a better idea of where we’re headed. From a comfort standpoint, he’s not able to go tonight.”
Rod Beard: #Pistons SVG says Jon Leuer is out tonight and for next few games maybe.
Jon Leuer was able to start Sunday’s double-overtime marathon game, but apparently couldn’t finish it. The Detroit Pistons forward came out of with 5:45 left in the first quarter of the 125-124 win over the Portland Trail Blazers complaining of a sore right knee. No official details were given Sunday on the severity of the injury or Leuer’s condition, but Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy said early indication showed nothing too serious. “I only got the word that was put out right away — that they were going to try and get an MRI here in the second half,” Van Gundy said. “There didn’t seem like there was any ligament or meniscus damage. “He did have some fluid in there. … But I didn’t have a follow-up email.”
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Kelly Iko: #Rockets-Clippers one of the more underrated rivalries in the league—now 0-2 against them on the season. No love lost between the two, Pat Bev with some NSFW language aimed at Houston’s locker room after the 12/22 meeting. Continued exchange of words today w/ Ariza & co.