Pistons lose rookie Killian Hayes to apparent hip injury vs. Bucks

Rod Beard
The Detroit News

Another game. Another injury.

The injuries seem to be coming in spurts, with the Pistons losing rookie Killian Hayes to an apparent hip injury during Monday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. In the third quarter, Hayes was running to contest a fast-break layup and after planting his right leg awkwardly, he crumpled to the floor and immediately grabbed at his right hip and thigh area.

Pistons guard Killian Hayes, right, drives against the Bucks on Monday at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, Wis.

Hayes stayed on the court for a few minutes and was attended to by the team medical staff. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game. 

"He's going to have an MRI (Tuesday) and we'll find out more," coach Dwane Casey said. "(The medical staff) thought it was a hip flexor but they weren't sure, so they're going to see." 

The Pistons already were without Blake Griffin, who was resting his knee injury, and Josh Jackson, who suffered a sprained right ankle in Sunday’s game against the Boston Celtics. Griffin had just returned Sunday from the concussion protocol after taking an elbow to the jaw in a game last week. 

Casey said the team was being conservative and not trying to push Jackson to return for a back-to-back, but that Jackson could be available for Wednesday's rematch with the Bucks. 


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