Official release

Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes out indefinitely with torn left UCL

Fourth-year big man suffered the elbow injury in Friday's preseason game against the Detroit Pistons. He will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks.

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that center Jaxson Hayes sustained a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his left elbow (non-dominant) during last night’s preseason game against the Detroit Pistons. Hayes will undergo rehabilitation for the injury and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Hayes played in 70 games for the Pelicans last season, starting 28. He averaged 9.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.