Detroit Pistons rookie Andre Drummond is out for four to six weeks with an injured back. As part of his rehab, Drummond is required to beat on a drum.
The Detroit News explains saying,"The Drummond drum beat serves two purposes. It is helping his sore back get better and it also is a way for Drummond to keep connected with his team. He will be with teammates every day during his rehabilitation. Step one was beating on a drum that he carried with him throughout the game-day practice. The idea is to strengthen his core by keeping his back straight while he taps on the drums."
Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said, "I think it is very important that when you are injured in all professional sports to remain engaged. Sometimes in sports when you are injured, you become invisible. I think it is important that we integrate him in everything we do and he integrates himself."