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Darrun Hilliard has nose surgery, will be masked man for three weeks

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The Pistons' rookie broke his nose in a pick-up game last week.

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Release from the Pistons:

The Detroit Pistons announced today that guard Darrun Hilliard underwent surgery to repair a broken nose suffered while playing pick-up basketball last week. The surgery was performed by Dr. Mike Rontal of Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI Campus. Hilliard will be fitted with a mask for the next three weeks and will continue all basketball-related activities.

Hilliard, 6-6, 205, was drafted 38th overall by the Pistons in the 2015 NBA Draft from Villanova University.

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I'm sure pictures of Hilliard in the mask will surface at which point they will be posted here for our enjoyment. If Hilliard performs well in said mask, he is expected to continue wearing it. Alas, he will probably drop it as soon as he is cleared to by the medical staff.

Trivia: How many Pistons players since Rip Hamilton have worn a mask? Your answers in the comments.