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Brandon Jennings’ tooth injury will keep him through season opener

Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:

Jennings out for 3 weeks with impacted wisdom tooth and hairline fracture at the base of the tooth. Will be re-evaluated then

You can read my thoughts at ProBasketballTalk.

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  • Oct 15, 20132:39 pm
    by Ryank

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    Billups’ health is a big question mark as well…  He hasn’t been playing except for the preseason…there might be a reason other than just resting his 37 year old legs.

    Siva might get a chance to prove himself after all.  He and Bynum split up all the minutes at PG and The Pope and Singler covering the two guard. 

  • Oct 15, 20133:28 pm
    by Corey

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    I am seriously wondering what’s up with Billups, too. out seems very strange that he hasn’t played at all the last 2 preseason games, especially the one where Bynum was the only point guard.  Are we seriously supposed to believe Billups needs to be handled with such care that he couldn’t go in for 10 minutes in either of the last two games?

    Either he’s too old and out of shape to play- he failed to make a shot in the only preseason game he’s entered, I believe- or he’s hurt too. Or they are coddling him waaaaay too much. 

  • Oct 15, 20134:04 pm
    by Pistons87

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    I have not heard if he’s had surgery yet to remove the impacted wisdom teeth, until then what are they evaluating? These things don’t get better with time.  The 3 weeks makes sense if he’s had surgery.  You couldn’t play until the stitches are removed and the wounds are closed, otherwise a shot to the mouth would have him bleeding all over the place.

  • Oct 15, 20134:45 pm
    by Junior

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    Maybe if he quits letting dudes slap him in the mouth his tooth will heal

  • Oct 15, 20137:01 pm
    by Some Dude

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    Stuckey could be back by opening night. And Jennings is likely to only miss the first week of the regular season. But in the meantime, Billups, Bynum, Siva, should hold things together alright.

  • Oct 15, 20138:15 pm
    by Ozzie-Moto

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    Probably removed the tooth and in the process got a hairline crack in his jaw.  If he got hit hard he could break his jaw threw and then have to be wired up and useless 6 weeks.  Sadly from experience I would guess there were signs of the problem for months and he should have got on it over the summer.  Seems a lot of professional athletes wait to deal with issues until the season rather than cut into there vacation time.  

  • Oct 15, 201310:20 pm
    by domnick

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    sigh wrong timing…. why is he dealing with this problem now….. we need him to play and win the opening night

  • Oct 15, 201311:07 pm
    by Travis

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    There’s no way he’s out that long because of wisdom tooth hairline fracture.  Maybe a punch to the jaw and dealing with the pain until it became unbearable is probably closer to the truth.

    • Oct 16, 20132:54 am
      by Some Dude

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      Does it really matter? lets just hope he gets back quick. He’s important to our success, but Bynum, Billups, Siva, are good enough to steer the ship until Jennings is back.

  • Oct 16, 20134:32 am
    by Tom Y.

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    It’s probably a setback for the team, but I’m glad that Bynum and Siva will get a real chance.

  • Oct 16, 20137:49 am
    by RyanK

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    Is this from that rapper “game” punching him in the face?  I’ve heard of impacted wisdom teeth, but a broken jaw?  Maybe something happened in practice or game one of the preseason.  But it was widely report Jennings had an altercation about month ago.

    • Oct 16, 20139:23 am
      by Some dude

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      I wouldn’t be so quick to blame it on the altercation. There was no report of him getting punched, more like a poke or slap. That wouldn’t fracture the jaw. He could already have had a lingering tooth problem, and the root pierced the jaw. Possibly aggravated in practice. Because in his interviews and practice footage he seemed perfectly fine.

  • Oct 16, 20138:32 am
    by swish22

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    It will possibly give Pope and Siva some PT earlier than expected which might be a good thing in the long run.  It’s a long grind the nba season and if we can develop a little quality depth in the backcourt and keep the bangers healthy we should be in great shape!!  Go Stones!!    

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