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The Pistons got quite the scare when rookie Jaden Ivey went down with injury during a Summer League game but the guard says he’s okay.
Jaden Ivey has had the city of Detroit buzzing since the Pistons drafted the Purdue guard early in the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft.
The buzz stems from the feeling that Ivey is a star in the making. However, this weekend the talk was more filled with concern than excitement. That’s because the rookie suffered an ankle injury during an NBA Summer League game on Saturday.
Fans can stop holding their breath, thanks to an update from the man himself.
Jaden Ivey injury update: Pistons get good news
“Nun major..I’m good,” Ivey tweeted on Sunday.
That’s the best possible update the Pistons could have hoped for. Ankle injuries aren’t always the biggest worry but they can set players back for a long time.
Obviously, the preferred outcome would be no injury at all. Ivey will probably have to miss some time whether because of necessity or caution.
Before he went down with injury, he scored 11 points in five minutes, hitting both of his field goal attempts and knocking down six free throws.
The Summer League is a great opportunity for young players to get part of the spotlight. Ivey was making the most of that chance before the injury. Unfortunately, that’s the downside of the Summer League, because injuries happen. At least this one wasn’t particularly bad and shouldn’t get in the way of Ivey’s coming out party this year.