Pistons' Reggie Jackson cleared for light running, shooting in rehab

DETROIT -- Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson still has no timeframe for a return to practice, nearly two months after spraining his right ankle.

The team announced Wednesday that Jackson was entering the next stage of his rehab and has been "cleared to begin light running, shooting and continued ankle-strengthening exercises."

The Pistons' medical staff will monitor his progress throughout the week.

Jackson was hurt Dec. 26 against the Indiana Pacers.

Detroit hosts the Boston Celtics on Friday night in its first game since the All-Star break. The Pistons are 1½ games behind the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.