By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Boston Celtics and Gordon Hayward received devastating news on Saturday night. Hayward has a broken hand after a great start to the season.
Hayward was injured in Saturday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. Following an evaluation, it was determined that Hayward broke his hand.
Now, without Hayward, the team will have to finish out their game against the Spurs without him. This also means that another player will have to step up for approximately the next month while he is sidelined.
He played 14 minutes in the contest before leaving. Hayward had nine points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block during his time in the game.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Hayward will see a hand specialist for the fracture in his left hand. If he needs surgery, it will happen on Monday.
At this time, it is not clear on how long he’ll exactly be out.
The 29-year-old Indianapolis, Indiana native is in his third season with the Celtics. This is his second significant injury since joining the team.
He missed the entire 2017-18 season after being injured in the season-opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He rebounded to play in 72 games one season later.
Hayward made eight appearances, including eight starts, before his injury. He averaged 18.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 31.1 minutes per game.
Four games this season, he has scored 20 or more points. His best game of the season, before his injury, came in a win over the Cavaliers. He had 39 points in the November 5th game.