Cade Cunningham has missed the Detroit Pistons last five games due to left shin soreness. The issue is now considered serious enough that Detroit is trying to determine if Cunningham needs surgery.

Cunningham was injured in a game at the Boston Celtics on November 9. He exited that contest after playing just 24 minutes. Cunningham has yet to practice of play since being hurt during that loss at Boston.

The second-year playmaker had gotten off to a strong start this season. Cunningham has averaged 19.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists for the Pistons.

Detroit has turned to starting Killian Hayes while Cunningham has been sidelined. The Pistons fell to 3-14 on the season after a loss at the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.