Caldwell-Pope Suffers Minor Injury

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Pistons fans everywhere took a sigh of relief on Monday, when the report came out that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suffered no structural damage in his left knee after hurting it in the preseason game against the Washington Wizards on Sunday.

It was initially believed to be a left knee sprain, but now it is being classified as a left knee strain.

Caldwell-Pope will sit out the next week of preseason games, then be re-evaluated early next week.

Entering his second season in the NBA, Caldwell-Pope is competing with new Piston Jodie Meeks for the starting shooting guard spot. However, Meeks sat out the game against the Wizards due to back spasms.

Caldwell-Pope is averaging 16.7 points per game this preseason in just 27.5 minutes per game. It is unclear when Meeks or Caldwell-Pope will return to the lineup, but expect either Kyle Singler or Cartier Martin to take some of the shooting guard minutes in their absence.

Detroit is 2-1 in the preseason, with their next game being against Anthony Davis and the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

The regular season tips-off on Wednesday, Oct. 29, against the Denver Nuggets.


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