The Detroit Pistons announced on Wednesday that 19-year-old rookie Killian Hayes has been ruled out of action indefinitely after suffering a torn labrum in his right hip.
While there is no definite answer as of yet as to when he will be able to return to action, the Pistons’ medical staff is committed to evaluating the American-French youngster on a regular basis. According to the team’s medical experts, an MRI on Tuesday confirmed the details of the injury.
The promising rookie was injured during his team’s clash with the Milwaukee Bucks; a game the Pistons lost 115-125. His game came to a premature end in the third quarter, when he fell and was consequently unable to defend a fast-break layup attempt by Jrue Holiday.
Hayes was drafted seventh overall in the 2020 NBA Draft. In 2017, he began his professional basketball career with French team Cholet. His impressive performances earned him a place on the French squad for the 2017 FIBA U16 European Championship, where he won the gold medal with France and was named as the tournament’s MVP.
While only managing to average 4.6 points and 3.6 assists on 27.7% shooting, Hayes has started in all seven of the Pistons’ games so far this season.