Bad news Pistons fans:

“The Pistons say forward Tayshaun Prince will be out of the lineup indefinitely due to a small rupture of a disc in his lower back.

The team said Saturday that the injury was confirmed following an MRI exam and evaluation by team doctors this week. The Pistons say Prince will continue to receive treatment for the injury.” Via ESPN

I’m not going to try to put a bigger cloud on this than there already is, but I know from first hand experience that ruptured discs are nothing to sneeze at (literally a sneeze can take you down).  Now it all depends on how serious it is, and if there are nerves involved, but trust me when I say Tayshaun isn’t gong to be on the court for some time.

Best case scenario is rest and some Arnie physical therapy, and worst case is surgery. Only time and more evaluations will tell, but it looks like Jonas Jerebko and Austin Day will probably be more important draft picks than we could have ever imagined.

This is so NOT Tayriffic.

Get well soon Tayshaun.

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22 Responses to Tayshaun Prince is out Indefinitely

  1. Matt says:

    wow, this sucks. I new it had to be something more than a strain. Prince is a pretty tough guy to miss some games with just a strain. Get well soon!

  2. sam i am says:

    get well tay. lets hope we get rip back soon.

  3. Richie says:

    Horrible news. I feel so bad for Tayshaun. He played for so long so reliable, through so many small injuries, then he had this happen. I hope it’s as small as possible. :(

  4. Sleepy Crayfish says:

    Ultimately I think Rip’s absence has hurt us more, but having Tayshaun out indefinitely is still a huge blow to the team. He’s a real stabilizer out there, and he’s been part of the core for years.

  5. TC says:

    Thanks, Nat, for the rundown of the significance of the injury. Get well soon Tay….you’re everything that’s good about the Association, and the Pistons.

  6. Mark says:

    NBA BREAKING NEWS!!!!

    Allen Iverson has permission to leave his new team the Memphis Grizzlies! This guy is truly pathetic. Check REALGM.COM for the story.

    But back to the topic. I hope Tayshaun gets better. We need him out there!

  7. KleenGee says:

    Get well soon Tay. The team really needs him. Hope he heals for good. Back trouble lingers for some people, even after pt.

    Does anyone know how he hurt his back?

  8. Bryant says:

    Well I guess the rookies are gonna have to step it up.

  9. mannie32 says:

    disappointing news :(

  10. Dhrumil says:

    GET WELL TAY :(

  11. obiwan says:

    dang that hurt my dude

  12. obiwan says:

    i hate loookni at sheeds face…crybaby had to go to boston so kg wouldnt light him up one on one…dang tay get well

  13. Rashit Flawless (Russia) says:

    Get well soon, Tay!

  14. Sable says:

    Yes, get well soon. This is one of those injuries which, as an athlete, they just make you cringe. I wonder the story behind the injury. Was it during a game? During practice?

  15. pistonsfan101 says:

    They should also play Summers more.. I wanna see him play..

    I still hope Wilcox gets some mins today afternoon!!

  16. HIME1 says:

    GET WELL TAY. GO PISTONS

  17. Lori says:

    To all trade conspiracy theorists, get lives!

  18. Amer ican Prince says:

    I wonder if this happened in like the season opener or second game when he dove into the stands to try to save that ball

    Get well Tay dude.

    haha lori

  19. Damien W. says:

    OUCH! That hurts, get well Tay!

  20. KleenGee says:

    any of you find out how this happened?

  21. Spam says:

    He will miss one month

  22. Leslie says:

    Get well Tay! You are missed!!

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