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Pistons Get Devastating Cade Cunningham Injury Update

Devon Platana
The Detroit Pistons have received a devastating Cade Cunningham injury update.
The Detroit Pistons have received a devastating Cade Cunningham injury update. / AP Photo/Charles Krupa

The 2022-23 NBA season has been going terribly for the Detroit Pistons. In addition to sitting at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 3-14 record, the Pistons recently found out that they'll be without starting point guard Cade Cunningham for the foreseeable future.

NBA insider Shams Charania reports that Cunningham has suffered a "stress fracture in his shin." There's no timetable for his return yet, however, because the 21-year-old is still deciding if he'll undergo surgery or not.

Cade Cunningham Injury Update

According to multiple medical experts, that type of stress fracture can take 6-to-8 weeks to heal without surgery. If Cunningham is required to go under the knife, he could be looking at a recovery time of up to three months.

For now, there's no doubt that Cunningham will be missed by Detroit. The 2021 first-overall pick is the team's top offensive player and was averaging 19.9 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game and 6.0 assists per game before going down.

Going forward, Killian Hayes is the No. 2 PG on Detroit's depth chart. While he's only started in four of his 17 appearances this season, the 21-year-old started 40 games last season and has averaged 6.4 assists per 36 minutes in his career. Along with Hayes, expect Cory Joseph to potentially see more playing time in the backcourt as well.

Regardless, this is shaping up to be another lost season for the Pistons, who are currently tied for the worst NBA championship odds (+50000) on FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds.

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