After suffering a sprained ankle on Oct. 31, the symptoms worsened, as an exam revealed bone fragments and other issues. Leuer has missed the last 35 games and has decided to have season-ending ankle surgery, he told The Detroit News on Friday.
Leuer, 28, has scheduled the procedure to remove bone fragments for next Friday and will have a four-month rehabilitation process.
The Pistons have applied to the NBA for a disabled-player exception
The Pistons are paying Leuer $10,497,319 this season and owe him $19,510,724 over the next two years and have seen players such as Anthony Toliver and Henry Elleson emerge as viable options.
It will be interesting to see how Detroit handles Leueur’s situation moving forward.