Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Pistons have confirmed that point guard Brandon Jennings suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon during Saturday's game against Milwaukee and will miss the remainder of the season.
Jennings exited the Pistons' 101-86 loss at Milwaukee late in the third quarter with what the team initially described as a left leg injury. The six- year veteran had to be aided off the court and helped into a wheelchair behind the basket.
He suffered the injury guarding Brandon Knight on an inbounds pass, though it didn't appear he made much contact with the Bucks guard before going down.
The Pistons have not set a timetable for Jennings' return, though normal recovery time for a torn Achilles ranges anywhere from 7 months to a full year.
Jennings leads the Pistons with averages of 15.4 points and 6.6 assists per game and had played a key role in Detroit's recent resurgence. The Pistons had won 12 of 15 entering Saturday's game after starting the season 5-23.
The 25-year-old averaged 20.0 points, 7.2 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting better than 40 percent from 3-point range over that 15-game stretch.