The Detroit Pistons were hit hard by injuries in their first preseason game.
Detroit forward Jonas Jerebko tore his right Achilles’ tendon and guard Terrico White broke his right foot in Tuesday’s night exhibition in Miami. Both will have surgery Friday.Jerebko is is expected to be out for five to six months, meaning he might miss the entire season. White’s timetable will be determined after the surgery.
White was drafted in the second round with the 36th pick overall this year. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 15 points last season as a sophomore at Ole Miss.
JAYME MITCHELL DEALT TO BROWNS: The Cleveland Browns have acquired defensive end Jayme Mitchell in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings.
The Browns sent an undisclosed 2012 draft pick to the Vikings for Mitchell, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound native of Jackson, who will bring depth to Cleveland’s banged-up defensive line.
Mitchell, who played at Ole Miss from 2002-’05, played in 29 regular-season games for Minnesota, which signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He recorded five sacks and forced a fumble. Mitchell played in two games this season, getting a sack against New Orleans on Sept. 9.
The teams agreed in principle to the deal Tuesday, but didn’t formally announce it until Mitchell passed his physical Wednesday. (October 7, 2010, Page 7)