AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Detroit Pistons rookie guard Rodney Stuckey will miss about six weeks of the NBA season following surgery Thursday on his left hand.
Stuckey broke his hand Wednesday night during the third period of the Pistons' 104-85 preseason win over the Washington Wizards. He's scored 10 points in 13 minutes of playing time before the injury.
Physicians performed surgery on Stuckey's left -- non-shooting -- hand Thursday. The hand was placed in a splint but he isn't expected to be available until mid December.
Stuckey, a 6-foot, 5-inch guard, was the 15th overall choice in the 2007 NBA draft. He'd been playing regularly in the preseason for the Pistons and started one game.
He twice led the Big Sky Conference in scoring before declaring for the NBA draft after his junior year at Eastern Washington.