By Dan Feldman • 8:51 am • January 30, 2012
Charlie Villanueva, or at least an account purporting to be him, posted on Instagram that he needs surgery (hat tip: Andy Haver):
I have not yet verified the Instagram account belongs to Villanueva, but accounts purporting to belong to Austin Daye and Vernon Macklin also follow him. If this is a hoax, it’s an elaborate one.
Villanueva mysteriously injured his ankle at some mysterious point, and this surgery would be a crushing blow to his season.
UPDATE: Pistons spokesman Kevin Grigg: “The current course of action regarding Charlie’s sore ankle is rest and rehab.”