#NEBHInjuryReport Gordon Hayward has been diagnosed with a left hand fracture after an x-ray examination and is out for the remainder of tonight's game against San Antonio.
– Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 9, 2019
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This is a blow to the clover franchise, because the forward was having a great start to the campaign averaging 20.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists.
Gordon was marking Dejounte Murray, who sought penetration. LaMarcus Aldridge put the screen and his left hand was caught between Hayward's chest and Aldridge's body. He immediately hurt and was taken to the locker room.
Here is the play during which Hayward fractured his hand, while being screened by LaMarcus Aldridge. pic.twitter.com/X0mXYlyh5k
– Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) November 9, 2019
Mark Bertelstein, an agent of the All-Star once, told Adrian Wojnarowski that he will see a specialist on Monday to find out if he will need an operation. If so, the intervention will take place on the same day.
Boston's Gordon Hayward will see a specialist on Monday to determine need for surgery on fractured left hand, agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN. If needed, surgery will take place Monday. Timeline on a return is unclear until then.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 9, 2019
Just four days ago he led the Celtics victory against the Cavaliers, nailing 39 points, distributing 8 assists and capturing 7 rebounds. That day matched his top score in the NBA.
This is his third year with Boston and he still has a player option for the 2020-2021 course. In his first season he suffered a dramatic fracture in the opening game, which left him out of the course.
Already recovered, Hayward returned for 2018-2019 and it took a lot of work to recover from that dramatic injury. He averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists.
Boston will receive the Mavericks next Monday, November 11.