With only one more preseason game before the start of the regular season, Detroit Pistons fans certainly did not need injury news on top of the team’s 0-3 preseason slump. Last night around the 11:20 mark of the first quarter versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, Marvin Bagley III was getting back on the defensive end during a fastbreak and slipped. This awkward fall resulted in Bagley immediately grabbing his right knee and needing help walking off the court.
No one knew what had happened or the extent to which Bagley III was hurt. On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that an MRI revealed that Bagley suffered a bone bruise and sprained MCL in his right knee. Although the Duke product avoided severe injury, Bagley will miss up to 3-4 weeks.
Sadly, Bagley III now joins the growing list of other NBA players like Lamelo Ball, Marcus Garrett, and Dyson Daniels, who have fallen victim to the injury bug. At the end of the day, no one likes to see or hear about injuries, but they are sadly a part of the game we all love, as always hoping for all the best for Bagley, as the injury rehab process should soon begin here in the next few days.