Pistons Star Sophomore To Have Season-Ending Surgery


About three weeks ago, a troubling report came out of Detroit Pistons camp, noting that franchise pillar and 2021 No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham was suffering from a shin injury that was more serious than originally thought. Unfortunately, the worst-case scenario has now emerged, as he'll undergo season-ending surgery.

Cunningham has only played 12 games this season for the Pistons before the shin became too painful to continue. He's averaged 19.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.0 assists. 

NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Cunningham is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for training camp next September/October.

Cunningham has been out since Nov. 9th, and has consulted with numerous doctors and specialists, and hoped that the month-long rest could help improve the shin. But no such luck, so he made the decision today to go ahead with the surgery.

The Pistons are dead-last in the NBA with a 7-22 record. They're now the sure-fire leaders in the Victor Wembanyama tank-a-thon this season. 

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