Chuck Hayes just can’t catch a break this season. Last night in the second quarter of Sacramento’s game against Milwaukee, Hayes collided with Drew Gooden, arms got tangled, and now he’s out indefinitely. After the game, a Kings spokesman confirmed that Hayes dislocated his left shoulder in the collision. I was watching the game live when it happened and Chuck appeared to be in a lot of pain; I knew it wasn’t good. He walked off the court on his own but was in obvious pain.
Hayes is already the Kings’ undisputed leader after only being with the team for a month. He and teammate Francisco Garcia called a team meeting prior to last night’s game to rally the troops after Paul Westphal was fired. The fact that he’s already respected by a brand new group of teammates says a lot about the NBA vet’s attitude and character.
Hopefully we’ll see Chuck back on the court soon. He’s a great ambassador for #BBN.