Reports conflict about Brandon Knight’s injury status

Brandon Knight might play against the Hawks tonight, unless he’s out for a while. It depends whether you believe Perry A. Farrell of the Detroit Free Press or Perry A. Farrell of the Detroit Free Press.

Farrell:

Brandon Knight’s MRI on his hyperextended right knee came back negative, but the second-year point guard will be out awhile.

Pistons doctor Ben Paolucci visited Knight before Friday night’s game with Indiana, but coach Lawrence Frank said he’s day-to-day

Farrell:

Youngsters are quick healers. That’s why Ben Paolucci, the Pistons’ team doctor, expected Brandon Knight to play tonight against Atlanta and 19-year-old Andre Drummond to be back soon.

Knight, 21, has missed the past two games with a hyperextended right knee. Late Saturday night, Paolucci said Knight was fine and thought he’d be healthy enough to play against the Hawks at the Palace.

I don’t know, either, though the more optimistic report was published more recently.

I do know I like how that first excerpt continues:

coach Lawrence Frank said he’s day-to-day and won’t play again until he’s 100%.

I just wish Lawrence Frank had taken that approach all along, and maybe Knight would have already reached 100 percent.

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