Chuck Hayes Injury: Kings Forward Suffers Separated Shoulder

SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 29: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls shoots over Chuck Hayes #42 of the Sacramento Kings at Power Balance Pavilion on December 29, 2011 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Chuck Hayes suffered a separated shoulder during Thursday night's win over the Milwaukee Bucks. After the game, he said that he expects to miss 2-3 weeks.

Chuck Hayes suffered a separated shoulder in a collision with forward Drew Gooden during Thurday night's win over the Milwaukee Bucks . The Sacramento Kings have not announced a timetable for his return, but Hayes did say after the game that he expects to be back in 2-3 weeks.

Hayes has become well known for his toughness. The night before he took a charge from the Denver Nuggets' Chris Andersen that he categorized as one of his "Top 5 all-time."

"The other charges were from guards," Hayes said. "The one from Birdman was more painful than any charge I've taken. I saw him coming down the lane for a dunk, a big man coming full speed, and I knew it'd hurt."

Despite the apparent toll on his body, Hayes said that he wouldn't change the way he played defense. The fact that the hit he took on Thursday seemed relatively mild has to somewhat concerning, however.

For more on Hayes and the Kings, be sure to head over to the SB Nation blog Sactown Royalty.

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