I just heard this on the radio as I was leaving the game. Please tell me it’s not true. He looked great tonight too. WTF.
“Detroit Pistons rookie guard Rodney Stuckey broke his left hand in a 104-85 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.
The 6-5, 205-pound Stuckey was injured late in the third quarter when he was fighting through a screen.
“It just got caught and my fingers went the wrong way,” Stuckey said on the Detroit Free-Press web site. “I was in so much pain that I knew it was pretty bad.”
There is no timetable for his return and the team said Stuckey will be re-evaluated on Thursday.
“We’ll have to wait and see what happens when they get a better look at it tomorrow, but it is really disappointing,” Pistons coach Flip Saunders said. “He was unbelievable today, he really had it going.”
Stuckey, who was selected 15th in this year’s draft, scored 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting in 13 minutes of action.
For the preseason, the rookie out of Eastern Washington averaged 12.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists in seven games – two starts.” Via Yahoo Sports
As I can tell from most of your comments that you’re just as bummed as I am. But I’m taking the upbeat approach, he’s young and should bounce back soon (hopefully).
Go Flip Murray!
UPDATE AGAIN: This comes from the comments of this post from Steven, who was also at the game last night. I just spoke to him and the info is as solid as it comes.
“I was at the game last night and I was around the stuckey family. He was scheduled for surgery this morning at 7:30 on his left hand. From what I heard, he broke 3 bones on his left hand. No real time table was made, but it could range from 3-4 weeks to a couple months..”