On the eve of the regular season, the Detroit Pistons Face Setback as Bojan Bogdanovic, Monte Morris Out for Weeks
As the 2023-24 season is about to kick off for the Detroit Pistons, they've received an unfortunate injury update. According to the team's official PR social media account, both Bojan Bogdanovic and Monte Morris will be sidelined for the next several weeks as they recover from their respective injuries. They were already ruled out for tomorrow's season opener against the Miami Heat after missing Training Camp and the preseason, but, unfortunately, their absence from the lineup will extend far beyond just the opening regular season contest.
Bojan Bogdanovic is absent due to a calf strain
Bogdanovic has been diagnosed with a strained right calf and is scheduled for reevaluation in four weeks.
Bogdanovic played in 59 regular season games for Detroit last year, maintaining an average of 21.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. He showcased impressive shooting statistics, with a 48.8% field goal percentage and a 41.1% success rate from three-point range.
Monte Morris suffered a setback during a rehab session
After previously missing time due to lower back soreness, Morris has now sustained a right quad strain and is set for reevaluation in three weeks.
Morris, who is entering his first season in Detroit after being acquired via trade, suited up last season for the Washington Wizards. He played in 62 games and averaged 5.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. He also shot 48% from the floor.
TL;DR (too long didn't read)
- The Detroit Pistons begin the 2023-24 season tomorrow with a matchup against the Miami Heat
- The team has released unfortunate news that both Bojan Bogdanovic and Monte Morris will miss the next several weeks as their respective injuries heal
- Both players missed all of Training Camp and the preseason and are set to undergo re-evaluation in several weeks
Bottom Line: Pistons already dealing with adversity
Losing two key players for several weeks on the eve of the regular season opener is not something that any team wants to go through, but for the Pistons, it represents an opportunity for other players on the roster to step up and fill the void.
The Pistons take on the Heat tomorrow at Kaseya Center starting at 7:30 PM EST.