Marvin Bagley III sidelined by horrific non-contact knee injury in Pistons preseason game loss to Thunders

The preseason game against Oklahoma City Thunder brought bad luck for Marvin Bagley III as the Detroit Pistons forward planted his left foot while playing defensive. The young star endured a non-contact injury minutes after entering the game and was forced to end up being sidelined for rest of the Tuesday’s match.

Bagley required assistance from his teammates to get off the court as he damaged his right knee and could barely walk. The 23-year-old seemed to have injured his ankle after sliding, maybe on a slippery portion of the court. While the Pistons have been discreet about the specifics of the injury, it has been reported by multiple sources that he will be undergoing an MRI.

If the results come up to be grave, the No.2 overall pick of 2018 will encounter another dark period in his career given that he has already missed around 20 games during the rookie season. The promising power forward could not show his natural glamour in over 48 games in any season since his draft.

Bagley played only 18 games for Detroit after the trade in February, even in which he could not stand out with his mediocre performance. With an average of 14.6 points per game and 6.8 rebounds, Marvin might not carve out a milestone in NBA along with an injury setback.

Due to a thumb injury, he sustained during the COVID-19 epidemic, he was limited to just 13 games in the 2019–20 season. As a result of his wrist and groin injuries, the Pistons’ star player struggled to perform at his expected standard which let down his fans and the Pistons.

With a three-year extension contract worth $37 million, a significant knee injury is surely not a thing to remain in Marvin’s mind. The bright player longed for starting fresh in this new season of the NBA to prove his worth to the Pistons. 

Urjoshyee Ushba

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