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Andre Drummond Injury: Updates on Pistons Star's Head and Return

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Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 15, 2014

Updates from Friday, March 21

Keith Langlois of Pistons.com has the latest on Drummond's status:

Updates from Monday, Mar. 17

Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News updated Andre Drummond's status after leaving Saturday's game against Indiana:

Original Text

Andre Drummond suffered a head injury against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.

The Detroit Pistons big man took an elbow from Roy Hibbert, per ESPN.com's Daily Dime:

Drummond was sent back to the locker room, per the Pistons' official Twitter account:

The Pistons provided an update on Drummond:

Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News added more:

At first, the injury looked much scarier, as a stretcher was brought out, before Drummond walked off the court with the help of a team trainer, per Candace Buckner of The Indianapolis Star:

Coming into the game, the second-year forward was fourth on the team in points per game (13.3) and first in rebounds (12.9). He's only one board per game behind NBA leader DeAndre Jordan.

Drummond's performance has been one of the team's lone bright spots this year. Spending huge money on Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings in the offseason hasn't worked at all, but Pistons fans have at least been able to enjoy the progression of their emerging frontcourt star.

With Detroit four games back of the Atlanta Hawks in eighth place, Drummond will need to make a quick return if the team wants to sneak into the postseason.

Head injuries are always so hard to predict, though, so it's anybody's guess as to when Drummond will get back on the court.

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