Duren suffered the injury on Sunday in a loss to the Miami Heat when his chin appeared to make contact with Kevin Love on the head. Pistons coach Dwane Casey said Duren was a bit woozy afterward and the 13th pick was held out of action with a “cervical; whiplash” designation.
The Pistons removed him from their injury report on Friday so Duren appears to be cleared to return to action as they wrap up a two-game road trip north of the border.
Kevin Love is bleeding from the side of his head after a collision with Jalen Duren. pic.twitter.com/tclk7yMCKg
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Duren is averaging 8.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists on 63.4% shooting from the field in 58 games this season. He leads the rookie class in rebounding average and is fourth among all players in offensive rebounds (3.4).