DETROIT PISTONS MEDICAL UPDATE - Pistons center Marvin Bagley III underwent successful surgery today to repair a fracture of the third and fourth metacarpals in his right hand. Bagley suffered the injury at the 6:57 mark of the second quarter at Portland on January 2. The surgery was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, in consultation with team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bill Moutzouros of Henry Ford Health. Bagley will be reevaluated in approximately six weeks.
Why it matters: Bagley is expected to miss an extended period of time. He will be re-evaluated in six weeks. In his absence, Jalen Duren and Nerlens Noel are expected to see most of the minutes at center. His absence will likely impact the team's performance and ability to compete in the coming games.