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Report: Detroit Pistons rookie Killian Hayes suffered labral tear in hip

Pistons first-round pick likely to miss significant time

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 01: Killian Hayes #7 of the Detroit Pistons drives to the basket against Payton Pritchard #11 of the Boston Celtics during the first half at Little Caesars Arena on January 01, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 01: Killian Hayes #7 of the Detroit Pistons drives to the basket against Payton Pritchard #11 of the Boston Celtics during the first half at Little Caesars Arena on January 01, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)

DETROIT – Detroit Pistons rookie point guard Killian Hayes suffered a labral tear in his hip, according to reports.

Hayes suffered the injury in the first half of the Pistons game vs. the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night while playing defense on a fastbreak.

No timetable has been offered for Hayes to return to the court, but he’s likely to miss significant time. According to the Cleveland Clinic, surgery for this injury would need 4-6 months to recover. We’ll keep you posted.

Hayes, 19, was the No. 7 pick in the draft for the Pistons and has been starting at point guard for the team. The rookie was off to a slow start with the team and this season-ending injury won’t help his development timeline.

The Pistons will likely look to guards Derrick Rose, Delon Wright and rookie Saben Lee to fill the void. Other rookies, Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart, have been bright spots for the newly built Pistons team.

The 1-6 Pistons play the Bucks on Wednesday night.


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