Hayward Should Be Fully Cleared By Mid-August

Gordon Hayward should be fully cleared for basketball activities no later than mid-August, Celtics coach Brad Stevens told the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach.

Hayward underwent a surgical procedure on May 30th to have a plate and screws removed from his surgically-repaired left fibula and ankle. The timetable after the surgery was 6-8 weeks before Hayward could return to basketball activities. Stevens said Hayward was close to participating in 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 scrimmages before he experienced irritation related to the plate inserted during the initial surgery.

“He just had a little bit of pain in the back side of his foot and that’s why they decided to remove the plate,” Stevens told Himmelsbach.

The late surgery appears to be just what Hayward needed.

 “Everything is good and pointed toward being back exactly where he was — hopefully pain-free, because that plate is taken out — in the middle of July, which probably points to an early August, mid August fully cleared time frame,” Stevens said.

Boston still reached the Eastern Conference Finals despite Hayward’s devastating opening night injury. His name has been tossed into trade rumors involving the Celtics’ potential pursuit of Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard.

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5 thoughts on “Hayward Should Be Fully Cleared By Mid-August

  1. Dionis

    Good to hear Gordon is doing good man, hope to see you ready for next season man!!. Danny won’t trade Hayward.

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    Ainge only problem is Marcus smart contract. He will command more than he is worth on the open market, so he will be gone. KL not coming….injury risk…one year rental because of his LA ties. Danny takes a pass. KL goes to clippers. He won’t play with LBJ. His uncle is best friends with Irving’s father. How do you think those conversations go? If KL wants LA, jerry will make it happen.

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    Kings should keep their pick. Vlade has to do his job or leave. Too many screw ups, but sack-a-potatoes is not a desirable location.

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  4. Will Hayward ever be the same player after this massive injury… He wasn’t an all-star before so will he be able to raise his game after the injury, I think he is as much of a health risk as the often injured Kawhi.

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