Pistons' Caldwell-Pope sprains knee, injury not thought to be serious

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Caldwell-Pope left Detroit’s preseason game against Washington with a left knee sprain.

Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suffered a left knee sprain during the third quarter of Detroit’s preseason game against the Washington Wizards on Sunday. He did not return.

Caldwell-Pope had to be assisted to the locker room after falling underneath Washington’s basket. He scored 12 points in 24 minutes of action. The second year guard will be re-evaluated when the team gets back to Detroit. 

Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy spoke about Caldwell-Pope’s injury after the 91-89 loss to Washington.

We’ll re-evaluate it going forward. We’ll get him an MRI and we’ll go from there, see what’s going on.

It happens, we’ll see what they say with (Caldwell-Pope) when they get it done. You go through these things, everybody goes through them.

Caldwell-Pope appeared in 80 games last year for Detroit, averaging 5.9 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. 

UPDATE: October 14, 2014, 11:00 AM ET

An MRI revealed that Caldwell-Pope suffered no structural damage in his left knee. The Pistons reclassified the injury as a left-knee sprain, and Detroit plans to re-evaluate Caldwell-Pope after their three preseason games this week.

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