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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pistons Injury Update: Cartier Martin has been cleared to play weeks ago, still dealing with pain

By on 11/12/2014 08:00:00 AM

The Detroit Pistons fell to the Chicago Bulls on Monday by the score of 102-91. The loss dropped the Pistons to 2-5 on the season, fourth in the Central Division. The Pistons, who were lead by Josh Smith with 19 points and 11 rebounds, were again without the services of Cartier Martin. Although he's been cleared to play weeks ago, Martin is dealing with pain and there's no word when he'll return to the court.

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I reported on November 1 that Martin was battling a foot injury and had yet to play in a regular season game. Listed third on the depth chart behind Josh Smith and Jonas Jerebko, will have a difficult time getting back on the court when he returns.

David Mayo, who covers the Pistons for MLive Media Group, tweeted the following update on Martin.
Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press also noted that Martin's pantar fascia strain feels like a "needle sicking" in his right foot. He noted that it's killing him to miss time on the court.
"I'm trying to get back fast as possible. I'm not the type of guy who wants to sit out for anything. If I can play through something, I definitely will get out there and play through whatever it is. It's just a matter of making sure I'm healthy and be able to help my teammates and be able to contribute and be able to play at a high level."
Coach Stan Van Gundy is uncertain when Martin will be ready to play, but appears to be losing some patience with Martin.
"Whenever he can handle the pain, he'll be back playing, and I don't know when or if that's going to happen."

Martin, in his seventh NBA season, has played for the Bobcats, Warriors, Wizards, Hawks, Bulls and Pistons. He averaged 5.6 points in 59 games last season. In 220 career games, Martin has an average of 5.4 points on 39.7 percent shooting from the floor to go along with two rebounds per game. 

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