Rondey Stuckey has a broken hand!

by | Oct 24, 2007 | 29 comments

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.

UPDATE

“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..”

29 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    sucks to be the first to comment this….

    ya it didnt look good on TV right from the start. Maxiell didnt even give him the ball to dribble up court to call a timeout.

    i was hoping that it was a dislocated finger but a broken hand??? SHIT!!!!!!

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  2. Amber

    It’s true. 🙁

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  3. Anonymous

    Hi Nat,
    Bad News, it’s true and he played very well tonight. But I don’t think he should be out very long since he could still move his fingers and he’s a young guy.

    Overall, the team looked great, Hayes looked comfortable and Flip had 8 assists, Amir and Nazr contributing off the bench. Just wondering who they will cut before the season starts.

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  4. mannie32

    i hope u heard wrong

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  5. Anonymous

    OOOO NOOOO !

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP)
    Detroit rookie Rodney Stuckey broke his left hand in the third quarter of the Pistons’ 104-85 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

    =(

    – Vin
    Connecticut

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  6. jacqueline

    OUCH!!!! It’s true! That’s really tough! Is it just me or are the Pistons having waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to many ijuries in the pre-season. I’m almost glad that it’s over! I sure hope Rodney can bounce back real quick, I think that he will play a major part in the Pistons success this season, I like Jarvis Hayes, he has a beautiful 3-pt. shot! Of course I gotta give my boo-boo Chauncey his props, he hit a really loooog shot, incredible!!!! Rasheed was amazing tonight too!!! I am so ready for the season to start! I think that we need to start praying right now that no more injuries plague our team, ‘oh God please, let the Pistons go the rest of the year with everything and everybody in tact, Amen!”

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  7. Anonymous

    “It just got caught and my fingers went the wrong way,” Stuckey said. “I was in so much pain that I knew it was pretty bad.” From ESPN

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  8. Dan V.

    I guess its a good thing we didn’t trade Flip. He’ll do fine taking over while Stuckey is recovering.

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  9. Anonymous

    i’m sry for cussing because i don’t like to but DAMN! i mean i got first home game tickets just to see him, the rest of the rookies, j-max, and amir! but man…this was heartbreaking, but i can say this. I’d rather this happen to him now then in February. Anyways i thought we played great anyways, and i think Rodney’s injury would probably put pressure on Flip (i think he’s not going 2 get cut), Sammy, and Dupree to really STEP UP. I really love how they played Detroit Basketball and i’m just soo excited about this season, and i just wish the best for the Pistons

    LET”S GO PISTONS AND LET”S GET THAT SHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2007-2008 IT”S OUR TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ALL BOUT DETROIT BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Anonymous

    No more injuries……please.

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  11. Anonymous

    O.O I was hoping for a jammed thumb, a dislocated finger; worst case scenario… But a BROKEN MO’ FO’ HAND!? D**N! Wow. That is a tough break for Stuckey. *Thinks* Well, you know what I mean. v.v;

    -BabyBen

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  12. Anonymous

    OH MY GOD PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME IT WONT AFFECT HIS FUTURE GAME …..:-(

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  13. Anonymous

    Bring in my boy EARL BOYKINS to run the point for the 2nd unit…

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  14. Amanda

    My heart skipped a beat when I heard George Blaha say something to the effect of “It’s all smiles here at the Palace tonight except…” I knew it was going to be about Stuckey and my jaw dropped to the floor when I heard “broken hand.” I thought it looked bad when it happened, but when I heard Ryan Pretzer report that Arnie Kander said it wasn’t serious and Stuckey was going to be fine, I was relieved and didn’t think about it much after that. It’s definitely a shame considering how well he’s been playing and how high the expectations are for him this season but like somebody said in an earlier post, it’s better it happens now than at the end of the season. Thankfully Amir and Nazr are back in action and Rip is expected to play November 1st and Flurray has kind of impressed me the past couple of games.

    All in all a great win tonight for Detroit and I’m really looking forward to Thursday’s opener against Miami! GO PISTONS!

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  15. Anonymous

    I sure would like to see a closer look at that play where he broke his hand… it didn’t even look like there was much contact but it was obvious the man was in a great deal instantly. Son of a bitch!! This sucks so bad… thank God we have some depth on the bench. He was moving all of his fingers while on the bench after the injury so let’s hope it’s not devastating to his future. I can’t freakin’ believe this. :[

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  16. claire

    omg..a broken bone takes forever to heal completely, and once it’s “healed,” it’s not 100% healthy like it was before. I truly hope that this doesn’t cripple Stuckey’s ability and progress. Does this mean that Affalo has to step up now? Btw, Nat, you misspelled “Rodney” lol 🙂 Why can’t they just evaluate him right now?

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  17. Anonymous

    Relax, fellow fans. I’ve broken my hand before. Actually I’ve broken several bones before, and the hand had the least long term damage. I don’t know what part he broke but I twisted the middle metacarpal of my right hand and within 3-4 months it was “good as new”. There are much worse things that could have happened that would have been much longer term, like a wrist or tendon injury.
    Did we all forget that we still have LINDSEY HUNTER to balck up Chauncey?

    ~Richie~

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  18. santa

    ^^ But Lindsey Hunter is old, and Rodney is like our “hot item” this season!! I bet people are excited to see him. He’s so young and full of talent, so having an injury like this must hurt him.

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  19. Anonymous

    Plenty of depth on the Piston bench so let’s not freak out here. Yeah, it sucks that the young fella has to overcome this before he really got the chance to get started but the Pistons will be fine as long as everyone else stays healthy.

    It was great to see Amir on the floor FINALLY — it’s gonna be his year I can feel it in my old bones. The Pistons will dominate the east this year. I saw the spark in all their eyes tonight… those boys are READY TO ROCK!!!

    GO PISTONS!!!!

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  20. kyle c.

    I can’t belive this either!
    I just saw it on espn news and I flipped out. This is so bad. LEts just hope he gets better by the begining of the season when we need him. Anyone know which hand he broke? cause if it isn’t his shooting hand he might be okay.

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  21. Anonymous

    I believe it was his left hand.

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  22. Jason

    also remember…stuckey is YOUNG…he is a rookie, he has plenty of time to make a recovery…I believe with doing all they can, he could be back as soon as end of 2007. Even with all of the talent he has, he is still a rookie, so he would be learning along the way, the pistons have lindsey to lead them, flip murray to step up and afflalo to get some more chances to learn. As much as an injury sucks, it actually helps get Afflalo more chances to play, and I think everything will be okay. Injuries happen, but its how the team responds that makes them or breaks them.

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  23. dirge

    Yahoo.com –
    Pistons rookie guard Rodney Stuckey broke his left hand in a 104-85 victory over the 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.

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  24. dirge

    I suspect he’ll be back in the lineup in about two months time with Arnie Kandar’s magic.

    It stinks, especially when we all are really excited to see what he is going to bring to the team. We’ve watched Jarvis Hayes play in the NBA. We’ve had glimpses of Amir Johnson, and Max distanced himself from the benchwarmers last season, but a lot of hope is riding on Stuckey–and we’re an impatient bunch!

    Lets just cross our fingers and hope he’s back after Christmas.

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  25. Anonymous

    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..

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  26. Beth

    Maybe the Pistons are just going through the motions of getting the injury bug now instead of later in the season. If so, this might be a good time for it.

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  27. Andrew Isaac

    If he had surgery, I cant see him coming back in anything less than 6-8 weeks….8 weeks being more likely….

    sux because I really think Murray could have been traded but now, it looks like he fills in as the backup until stuckey comes back

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  28. Anonymous

    He seems like a pretty tough kid. I was watching him moving all of the fingers on that hand after he got injured… with 3 broken bones in that hand it must have hurt like holy hell to do that. I think he’ll recover very quickly from this without any lasting effects. I was kind of hoping he would keep Flip on the bench more this season (not a Flurry fan at all) but alas… looks like that isn’t going to happen right away. I have to admit that Flip is looking better this season than he did last season and it was good to see he had 8 assists last night to go along with his 8 points. If he learns to share the ball more instead of forcing shots I guess I could learn to like him…

    GO PISTONS!!!!

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  29. Anonymous

    its ok because arnie kander is great, pistons have flip and lindsey, and its not only about him what about hayes afflalo and amir

    i just hope he is quickly recovering

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