ong term, there is nothing wrong with Andre Drummond's back that a little rest and some of his mother's Jamaican cooking can't fix.

But in the short term, the news that Drummond will be out for four to six weeks is a small blow to the franchise because the rookie from UConn has created a buzz among fans.

The last 2 1/2 months of the season was going to feature Drummond paired with teammate Greg Monroe, allowing the frontcourt of the future to grow accustomed to playing together. It's a pairing coach Lawrence Frank has used more as the season has progressed, so the injury is a setback for those plans.

Still, Frank said before the Pistons beat the Bucks, 105-100, on Saturday that Drummond has to get to work.

"Right now his job is to get healthy," Frank said before the game. "That's his job.

"He has to do everything he can to rehab and listen, follow the directions of our training staff and doctors to get himself right."