Pistons’ Khyri Thomas undergoes foot surgery, to be re-evaluated in six weeks
The fact that Khyri Thomas has not been able to get on the court on a team where Reggie Jackson and Derrick Rose have been injured is not a good sign.
This, however, is worse: Thomas had surgery on his right foot, for what sounds like a Jones Fracture.
Medical update: Khyri Thomas underwent a successful surgical procedure on the fifth metatarsal of his right foot. The rehabilitation process will begin immediately.— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) November 13, 2019
Thomas will be re-evaluated for a status update in six weeks.
He likely is out longer than six weeks, this part of the foot — the bone between the ankle and little toe on the foot — does not get great blood flow and can be slow to heal properly.
Thomas is a second-round pick out of Creighton who bounced between the G-League and the Pistons last season. He showed out well at Summer League, including a 26-point game against a team from Croatia, but that has not translated to minutes with the big club yet. Hopefully, he will get healthy enough later this season to get back on the court and prove himself.