Detroit: Killian Hayes hit on the thumb and missing at least two more games

Aurélie SACCHELLI, Media365, published on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

French Detroit Pistons point guard Killian Hayes, who is struggling to recover from a thumb injury, will be out for at least two more games.

Forty matches played out of 88 possible. Such is the record of Killian Hayes since he was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in seventh place, a little over a year ago. Injured in a hip, the former player of Cholet missed much of last season (26 out of 72 possible), and he is now diminished by an injury to the left thumb. Killian Hayes was injured on November 5 but made it worse every time he played, most notably against Indiana and Golden State last week. Games where he had signed respectively 4 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, then 3 points and 4 rebounds. ” That’s what’s complicated with thumbs and fingers in this league. During the season it is very difficult to give it a chance to fully heal because you are always going to get hit. », Admitted his trainer Dwane Casey. Moreover, Killian Hayes, package last Sunday against the Lakers, will miss at least the next two games of his team, this Tuesday against Miami, and Wednesday on the floor of the defending champions, Milwaukee.

Statistics no better than last season

This season, the 21-year-old French player has played 14 games, all as a starter, but his performances are not necessarily better than last season. He is running at 5.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists on average, against 6.8 points, 5.3 assists and 2.7 rebounds during his rookie season.. The highest drafted player in the history of French basketball has had some great evenings, such as November 12 in Toronto where he scored 13 points and delivered 10 assists, but his start to the season remains disappointing overall, like his percentage of shooting success (31.5%). Luckily for Hayes, no one seems to be able to take his starting spot right now, in a Pistons team currently penultimate in the Eastern Conference, with 4 wins and 12 losses.

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