Hayes (hip) won't require surgery and will be reevaluated in eight weeks after rest and rehabilitation, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The 19-year-old, who suffered the hip injury Jan. 4 against the Bucks, will be sidelined for the remainder of the first half of the 2020-21 campaign. The second half of the season is expected to begin in mid-March -- though the NBA hasn't officially set the schedule -- and Hayes' status should be updated as he progresses through the rehab process.
Hayes was diagnosed Wednesday with a torn labrum in his right hip following an MRI, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The Pistons have yet to provide a timeline for his return. Hayes sustained the injury when he tumbled to the floor on a drive to the basket during Monday's 125-115 loss to the Bucks. Though a target date for Hayes' return to game action hasn't been established, he'll likely be sidelined for weeks, if not months, due to the injury. Derrick Rose picked up the majority of the minutes at point guard following Hayes' departure, though Delon Wright could end up taking Hayes' spot in the starting five if head coach Dwane Casey wants to keep his second unit intact.
Hayes (hip) is doubtful for Wednesday's matchup against the Bucks. Hayes has been diagnosed with a strained right hip and he's unlikely to be available for Wednesday's game against the Bucks. Considering he was seemingly in considerable discomfort and he underwent an MRI to better diagnose the injury, we shouldn't be surprised if the rookie misses multiple games. Assuming he misses time, Delon Wright, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and Saddiq Bey could all see extra run.
Pistons head coach Dwane Casey said Hayes would undergo an MRI on Tuesday after exiting Monday's 125-115 loss to the Bucks with an apparent right hip injury, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports. "[Team doctors] thought it was the hip flexor, but they weren't sure," Casey said of Hayes' injury. The No. 7 overall pick suffered what looked to be a non-contact injury in the third quarter, when he fell to the ground while attempting to deny a pass while the Bucks were in transition. He played 13 minutes before departing, finishing with seven points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three turnovers and one assist. Hayes had already been slow to adapt to the jump in competition to the NBA level, and the injury may present another obstacle he'll have to overcome in the development process. Expect the Pistons to provide a firmer diagnosis for Hayes' injury -- as well as a timeline for his return to the court -- once the results of his MRI are read later Tuesday.
Hayes left Monday's game against Milwaukee due to a right hip injury, Eric Woodyard of ESPN.com reports. Hayes suffered a non-contact injury in the first half, and the team has since confirmed that he won't return. He'll require further evaluation before a diagnosis is confirmed.
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