Pistons’ Killian Hayes Suffers Labral Tear In Hip

11:31am: The Pistons are sending Hayes to a specialist to determine next steps, reports Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports.

If Hayes can avoid surgery, he may miss about four-to-six weeks, says Goodwill. Sources tell Yahoo Sports that surgery is still an option, however — in that scenario, the rookie guard may not be able to return this season.

8:14am: Pistons rookie Killian Hayes has been diagnosed with a labral tear in his right hip, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Hayes suffered the injury in Monday night’s game against Milwaukee, leaving in the third quarter following a drive to the basket. The plan was to have him undergo an MRI on Tuesday, so presumably that MRI revealed the labral tear.

A timeline for Hayes’ return to the court has yet to be confirmed, tweets James L. Edwards III of The Athletic. It’s possible the Pistons and Hayes are still assessing whether or not the injury will require surgery — going under the knife would result in a longer-term absence for the No. 7 overall pick.

Hayes, one of the NBA’s youngest players, started each of Detroit’s first seven games and struggled to make an immediate impact in his first taste of NBA action. The 19-year-old averaged 4.6 PPG and 3.6 APG on .277/.250/.500 shooting in 21.1 minutes per contest.

With Hayes sidelined, the Pistons figure to lean more heavily on veteran point guards Derrick Rose and Delon Wright. Two-way players Saben Lee and Frank Jackson are also on the roster as depth options at the point, though neither one has seen any playing time yet this season.

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15 thoughts on “Pistons’ Killian Hayes Suffers Labral Tear In Hip

  1. jsaldi

    NBA has got to be concerned about all these early season injuries. Shorter than normal training camp an issue?

    • illowa

      it’s due to teams training staff being overwhelmed with all the protocols being made and added on to that they’re more focused on keeping the players from getting sick instead of being able to keep the players physically healthy.

  2. Very Barry

    Hayes and Isaiah Stewart both appear headed toward becoming the latest first-round bust Pistons picks. It’s gonna be a long time before Detroit becomes relevant again.

    • thekayz

      Appear that way to who? Nobody with sound and sincere reason would predict a player to be a bust only 7 weeks after being drafted.

      • KnickerbockerAl

        Both were great picks. Both will be starters one day. But you may have to wait 3-4 yrs. Consequences of drafting 19 yr olds.

        • kzoobrewcrew

          Yeah, both have shown enough to be on board so far. Smells like haterade

      • x%sure

        Several posters have questioned new GM’s ways and preference for “toughness”.
        Another team that could have had Haliburton. (Looked good, smart tonight absent Fox. Hield looked comfortable & active with him in a win.)

        Still an injury-tragedy for Hayes.

        Teams should hold back their rookies absent the GL or summer league. They need to learn what they can get away with, with their bodies. And calm down. Keldon Johnson, held back for most of a year by Popovich, is now 15-8-3, PER 17, possible ROY, and he was a confused athletic-type at Duke, not allowed to start.

  3. Magnificent with Sensational style 416

    That sucks, Now Rose must be stuck in Detroit…

  4. KnickerbockerAl

    Not being critical here just observing. Hayes has a bright future. But I didn’t think he was ready to start. Why push it when you have Rose. Kids have to be allowed to grow up. Before we treat them like adults.
    Never seen an NBA season like this one. I mean the whole league is experiencing this rash of injuries. Hayes has a bright future, Get Well.

  5. mike.honcho

    Send the kid to surgery, if it’s the best for him.

    The PISTONS will suck regardless if they have him or not.

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