Detroit Pistons rookie point guard Killian Hayes could miss 4-6 weeks with a torn right labrum, if he doesn't have surgery, sources told Yahoo Sports. Hayes suffered the injury Monday night in the Pistons' loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Surgery is an option, sources say, and if Hayes does have surgery he could miss the rest of the season. Fortunately, there's no apparent structural or vascular damage, and doctors believe he'll fully recover with rehab. The Pistons are sending Hayes to a specialist to determine the next option.
SOURCE: Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports
ANALYSIS: The No. 7 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft could need season-ending surgery to repair a torn right labrum. Even if he avoids surgery, he'll be sidelined for a significant stretch.
Through seven games, Hayes was averaging 4.6 points, 3.6 assists and 1.1 rebounds on 37.7/25.0/50.0 shooting splits. As long as Hayes is out, Delon Wright will likely start in his place and Derrick Rose could see some more minutes as well.