Pistons guard Cade Cunningham to have season-ending surgery on shin

Detroit — Cade Cunningham spent the last month resting and rehabbing his lingering left shin injury, which has bothered him since the preseason.

However, the second-year Pistons guard has decided that it is best to undergo season-ending surgery to treat his left shin, a league source confirmed to The Detroit News on Monday.

Cunningham, 21, has been sidelined for 17 games since the Pistons’ loss to the Boston Celtics on Nov. 9.

It’s a decision that Cunningham and the Pistons have been weighing for several weeks, according to a league source. The cause of Cunningham’s pain is believed to be a hairline stress fracture, which The News confirmed last month.

Cunningham wanted to avoid surgery and to determine if rest would alleviate the inflammation, according to a league source, but it appears that the procedure is the most efficient way to treat the lingering shin injury. He is expected to be fully recovered in time for training camp for the 2023-24 season.

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