AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The Detroit Pistons announced today that forward Jonas Jerebko and guard Terrico White underwent successful surgical procedures performed by Dr. Art Manoli and team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stephen Lemos. The procedures were performed at Detroit Medical Center Surgical Center in Madison Heights, MI.
Jerebko underwent a successful procedure to repair a partially ruptured Achilles tendon on his right leg. He is expected to miss the next five-to-six months.
White underwent a successful procedure to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot. The foot will be immobile during a recovery process lasting approximately six weeks and rehabilitation will begin immediately following that period. White's playing status will be updated once the rehabilitation process begins.
It's not often you see a story where two teammates have surgery on the same day because of injuries suffered in the preseason. I guess that's just some bad luck carrying over from last season for the Pistons, though.