Gordon Hayward Suffers Hand Fracture

Gordon Hayward suffered a fracture in his left hand during today’s game in San Antonio, the Celtics confirmed on Twitter.

Hayward appeared to be pointing to the middle or ring finger area on the hand as he was removed from the game, tweets Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston. An X-ray in the locker room confirmed the fracture.

Hayward will see a specialist Monday to determine if he will need surgery, agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). The operation would take place Monday if doctors decide it’s necessary, but a timeline for him to return won’t be set until that ruling is made.

Hayward is off to a strong start this year and appeared to be fully healthy for the first time since fracturing his ankle on opening night of the 2017/18 season. He averaged 20.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists through the first seven games as the Celtics rose to the top of the East with a 6-1 start.

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17 thoughts on “Gordon Hayward Suffers Hand Fracture

  1. bigeasye

    Glad it’s his left hand. He is in line for comeback player of the year

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      There is no award for that, just most improved player.

  2. steve

    What are the chances on his player option being picked up. I heard speculation earlier back that he was certain yo decline it to test the market and i kinda went with that. Now im worried hell make me look the fool and reup

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      No one is stupid enough to give him more than $34M/year.

      • Curtisrowe

        Obviously, but someone might have given him 80M for 4 years. If so he probably would have declined it. Dude isn’t getting any younger.

  3. Skip, Tampa

    Might be worth a call to Riley to work out a Heat trade. Granted he’ll be much cheaper now than 3 days ago. Probably take a 3rd team to make it work. The Heat was his next best favorite in free agency.

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