Gordon Hayward fractured his hand at the end of the 2nd quarter of today’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. Hayward collided awkwardly with Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge and looked visibly shaken up when walking off the court. This is a bad break for Hayward and the Celtics as Hayward seemed to be fully recovered from the devastating leg injury he suffered on opening night two years ago. There is no current time frame when he will be able to return. Hayward was averaging 20.3 points per game with 7.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists prior to today’s game.
Hand injuries typically last 4-6 weeks, but there are exceptions with the most recent one being Stephen Curry missing at least three months. The Celtics will rely on Marcus Smart as the starter with increased playing time for Grant Williams, Jevonte Green, Carsen Edwards and Brad Wanamaker in Hayward’s absence.
EVERYONE PRAY FOR GORDON pic.twitter.com/Hrx63uAvKi
— Dan Greenberg (@StoolGreenie) November 9, 2019
It’s a bad break and terrible luck for Gordon ever since he signed with the Celtics.
This was the horrific leg injury he suffered during his first game of the 2017 season.
GRAPHIC WARNING! Gordon Hayward breaks his leg nasty… Celtics season looking much different not even 6 minutes into the season? pic.twitter.com/BvekFns2j2
— BallerVisions (@Baller_Visions) October 18, 2017