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.