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Pistons rookie Killian Hayes (hip) out at least 8 weeks

The No. 7 overall pick will treat his injury with rest and rehabilitation.

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The 19-year-old guard is averaging 20-plus minutes over the first 7 games of his NBA career.

Detroit Pistons rookie Killian Hayes will treat his right hip injury with rest and rehabilitation, the team announced on Wednesday.

Hayes was diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right hip two weeks ago. After further evaluation, the team discovered the origin of the injury was a subluxation that would not require surgery to repair.

Hayes will be reevaluated in eight weeks. 

Detroit drafted Hayes with the No. 7 pick in 2020. He has averaged 4.6 points and 21.1 minutes in seven games.

He was injured during the third quarter of a 125-115 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 4.

“It’s tough, especially for a young kid to play his sixth game or seventh game and be injured, coming into the league, just figuring it out,” coach Dwane Casey said after the initial diagnosis. “He has to use that as a positive. Study film. Sit down with the coaches. Watch practice. Sit during timeouts with the coaches and really be a student of the game, of the NBA game.

“Use this as a positive time to learn, to observe and really get as much as he can mentally while he’s rehabbing and trying to come back.”

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.